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Expert: States, Feds Need Better Coordination on Migrant Matters

August 28, 2023 (1 min read)

Joshua Solomon, Times Union, Aug. 27, 2023

"[M]igrants are falling behind in the process of seeking asylum to gain working papers, despite elected leaders repeatedly highlighting the need for that authorization to fill well-documented labor shortages and reduce government assistance for temporary shelters. ... Stephen Yale-Loehr, professor of immigration law at Cornell Law School, noted a lack of clarity around the intersection of homelessness and migrants in the law. But he said one thing was clear. “There are a lot of issues that need to be resolved and so far there does not seem to be any coordination between state and local authorities to figure this out,” Yale-Loehr said."