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 […]

Migrant Men Move Into Gowanus Shelter Before Planned State Toxin Testing

Migrant Men Move Into Gowanus Shelter Before Planned State Toxin Testing

Editorial credit: a katz / Shutterstock.com By Greg B. Smith Over the weekend the city’s homeless services agency began housing migrant men in a newly opened 400-bed shelter that sits alongside Brooklyn’s polluted Gowanus Canal — before state environmental officials have begun planned testing of the site for potential toxic contamination. The Department of Social […]

African and Asian Newcomers are the New Face of Migrants in NYC

African and Asian Newcomers are the New Face of Migrants in NYC

Editorial credit: Roy De La Cruz / Shutterstock.com By Arya Sundaram | Gothamist Migrants from Africa, Asia, Europe and regions outside of Latin America now make up nearly half of New York City’s newest arrivals, reflecting a sharp departure from traditional migration patterns, according to an analysis of immigration court data by Gothamist. Central and South […]

Growing State Safety Net Gives a Boost to Some New Migrants

Growing State Safety Net Gives a Boost to Some New Migrants

A family leaves the Roosevelt Hotel shelter as migrants began to receive eviction notices, Jan. 9, 2024. Credit: Alex Krales/THE CITY By Gabriel Poblette Nearly a year after New York state took steps to make it easier for asylum applicants to obtain public assistance cash benefits, about 7,400 migrant and refugee households in the city appear to […]

DiNapoli: NYC Immigrant Workforce Below 2015 Peak

DiNapoli: NYC Immigrant Workforce Below 2015 Peak

Federal Policies Still Weighing on City’s Labor Force The size of New York City’s immigrant workforce was flat over nearly a decade, according to a new report from New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. Through 2023, the foreign-born labor market grew 18.5% since 2015 nationally, while New York City’s declined 0.6%, according to data analyzed from […]

Adult Migrants Limited to 30-Day Stay in ‘Right-to-Shelter’ Settlement

Adult Migrants Limited to 30-Day Stay in ‘Right-to-Shelter’ Settlement

Migrants wait in line outside the St. Brigid shelter re-ticketing site in the East Village, Dec. 7, 2023. Credit: Gwynne Hogan/THE CITY By Gwynne Hogan New York City can restrict shelter stays for adult migrants to a single 30-day placement, with extensions granted only under “extenuating circumstances,” according to the terms of a settlement reached Friday between city […]

A Thousand Migrants Slept Outside or in Subways, NYC Official Survey Says

A Thousand Migrants Slept Outside or in Subways, NYC Official Survey Says

Migrants sleep in makeshift shelters overnight outside the St. Brigid reticketing site in the East Village, Dec. 11, 2023. Credit: Gwynne Hogan/THE CITY By Gwynne Hogan | February 16, 2024 Nearly a thousand migrants waiting for a new shelter cot spent a recent night on the streets or in trains, according to an internal poll conducted by […]

What Exactly Is a Sanctuary City and What Does That Mean for NYC?

What Exactly Is a Sanctuary City and What Does That Mean for NYC?

By Gwynne Hogan Rachel Holliday Smith | February 13, 2024 The January brawl between NYPD officers and migrants in Times Square that went viral has sparked a national firestorm over long-standing sanctuary city policies that restrict cooperation between federal authorities and local law enforcement. Republicans seized on the attack to argue that sanctuary laws should be changed. […]

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