Yep, it looks like the redlining of Queens neighborhoods for new immigrants is indeed the plan, as evidenced by this piece in the NY Times:
Building Boom May Mean Jobs Can’t All Be Filled, Report Says
"According to the report, 72 percent of all of the city’s construction workers live in the city, most in Brooklyn and Queens, while most real estate workers live in Manhattan and most building services workers live in Staten Island and Queens."
Oh no! Let's open the floodgates so we have enough people willing to help make developers wealthier. Just cram 'em in Queens. DOB and city planning will help.
Photo from USA Today.