Asylum-Seekers Who Came Months Ago Still Say they Lack Housing, Legal Help Due to Immigration Status
While migrants often say their long journey to the United States has been worthwhile, adapting to the city is still an uphill battle.
Mayor Oscar Leeser, a Democrat, offers asylum-seekers who just crossed the Rio Grande a free bus ride out of town — as long as it’s to New York or Chicago. Police recently evicted an encampment of people who refused.
“Since I was a kid, I always dreamt of New York,” said one refugee who flew to the city, sponsored by a San Antonio nonprofit — even as mayor claims no knowledge of refugees arriving by air.
Adams administration officials, including culture commissioner Laurie Cumbo, feature prominently in case that alleges illegal racially discriminatory intent that harms Black voters.
Promises from Mayor Eric Adams to connect kids with translators and backpacks only begins to address the trauma of treks over thousands of miles to America.
New York City was not a destination when the Texas governor began busing asylum-seekers east. That changed after Adams launched his war of words against Abbott, who’s now sending hundreds to the Big Apple — and scoring a political win.
At one Bronx library, dozens daily are applying for city-issued identification cards in order to work locally after crossing the U.S. border 2,000 miles away.
The Texas governor made the announcement Friday in a provocation to Mayor Eric Adams, after previously targeting transports to Washington, D.C.
Immigrant families who’ve tried in vain to find their own apartments are at the breaking point — and showing up seeking homeless services after doubling up with family and friends.
Mayor Eric Adams says every community must do its part to house the homeless. Yet his own Department of Homeless Services is canceling planned shelters in the face of community pushback.
“The need is overwhelming” but there are a limited number of funds going directly to refugees in search of housing, food and employment.
The city’s elected officials in Albany want to establish a regulatory framework that would prevent detained immigrants from having to pay exorbitant fees, including upwards of $400 a month for the privilege of wearing an ankle monitor.
The demand for food resources continues to grow for many New Yorkers, but closures of community run pantries have resulted in difficulty accessing food banks.
The Biden administration has yet to release any plans, leaving the city’s agencies and nonprofits in the dark.
A $2.1 billion program aimed at helping undocumented workers excluded from unemployment benefits was exhausted in two months. It’s still unclear whether Albany lawmakers will push to extend it.
The aid program for undocumented immigrants and other people left out of federal programs had stopped taking applications in January despite tens of millions of dollars still being available.
Remittances from workers to their families in Mexico are shattering records as family members send money and even donated food cans to keep their relatives afloat.
Starting Monday, restaurants must let delivery people use restrooms on request. Another reform gives workers the right to see how their tips are allocated.
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