Understanding and Responding to the NYC Immigrant “Crisis”
Nov 30, 2023
7:00 pm ET
Over the last two years, many cities around the country have seen an increased number of migrants and asylum seekers arriving from the U.S.-Mexico border looking for safe haven after fleeing extreme danger, persecution, and violence in their home countries. As of mid-October, more than 130,600 migrants had arrived in New York City since the spring of 2022.
The city has struggled to house and support these migrants — Mayor Eric Adams has used inflammatory language against them, while limiting right to shelter and threatening to suspend it all together — yet many New Yorkers remain committed to welcoming the new arrivals.
Join us as we attempt to untangle this complex subject, provide clarity about how these migrants and asylum seekers arrive in NYC, what options are available to them, and find out about how you can get involved.
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