As a "solution" this makes zero sense. Yes, it's great that all these people have been given the right to work. But - it's for them to live and work in New York City. So how is anything solved? Even at the good end of the wage scale for a migrant worker they aren't going to be able to afford a rent, food, and transportation.
This problem isn't solved for average Americans let alone immigrants. Affordable living and rent among hard workers punching a clock every single day is a longstanding crisis in its own right.
I'm afraid that the only winners here are going to be those who trade in black market rentals in potential fire tombs who will be the ones to get their hands on any cash these people earn. I don't understand the open fictionalization of success here and the pressure to celebrate it.
By Dave for Personal Blog.