City Council Passes Bills to Survey Migrants’ Health Needs and Work Obstacles

City Council Passes Bills to Survey Migrants’ Health Needs and Work Obstacles

Editorial credit: Joseph Sorrentino / Shutterstock.com By Danel Parra, City Limits “We must accumulate data to understand how the city has supported work permit applications, entrepreneurship, workforce development initiatives, and access to health care in order to identify the gaps in our efforts,” said the bill’s sponsor, Councilwoman Carlina Rivera. Lea la versión en español […]

How NYC Could Reset Its School Help for New Migrants

How NYC Could Reset Its School Help for New Migrants

By Bruce Cory | Center for New York City Affairs Last month, the administration of Mayor Eric Adams at long last scuttled its ill-considered $432 million no-bid contract for asylee services with a questionably qualified provider whose performance left a great deal to be desired. The question now is: Could the administration be open to […]

Hundreds Pack Clinton Hill Town Hall About ‘Frustrating, Disastrous’ Migrant Mega Shelter

Hundreds Pack Clinton Hill Town Hall About ‘Frustrating, Disastrous’ Migrant Mega Shelter

Debbie Dangerfield holds a sign questioning Councilmember Crystal Hudson’s absence from a Clinton Hill community meeting about the Hall Street migrant shelter, May 6, 2024. Credit: Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY By Gwynne Hogan More than 200 Clinton Hill residents crammed into a standing room only meeting Monday night to raise their concerns about a compound of sprawling migrant […]

Migrants and Advocates Brace for New Rules Governing Shelter Spots

Migrants and Advocates Brace for New Rules Governing Shelter Spots

The St. Brigid shelter re-ticketing site in the East Village, April 25, 2024. Credit: Gwynne Hogan/THE CITY By Gwynne Hogan Any adult migrant without children seeking shelter will soon be warned they will only get one 30-day stay, which can be extended under “extenuating circumstances.” Extension requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, officials have […]

‘We Need to Do Better’: Language Barriers Create Steeper Hurdles for African Migrants in Shelter

‘We Need to Do Better’: Language Barriers Create Steeper Hurdles for African Migrants in Shelter

Editorial credit: Arnett Murry / Shutterstock.com By Daniel Parra, City Limits New York City Councilwoman Alexa Avilés opened Tuesday’s hearing on the experiences of Black migrants by calling for more funding and language access services for new arrivals from African countries, hundreds of whom gathered at City Hall for the discussion and a rally outside […]

Iowa Governor Signs Bill That Would Make it a Crime for Some Undocumented Migrants to be in the State

Iowa Governor Signs Bill That Would Make it a Crime for Some Undocumented Migrants to be in the State

By Alisha Ebrahimji and Alexandra Ross | CNN Iowa is taking a page out of Texas’ book as its governor signed a bill into law this week allowing law enforcement officers to arrest some undocumented migrants. Republican Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bill into law Wednesday that makes it a crime to be in the state after being deported, […]

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