September 30, 2022
On Friday, September 30th, Policy and Advocacy Associate Juan Diaz provided written testimony to the City Council Committee on Immigration regarding the New York City government’s response to the provision of resources and services for newly arrived asylum seekers, provision of homeless shelters, and the recent increase in migrant families.
Juan testified on the lack of City government assistance in supporting asylum-seeking families and community-based organizations during the current migration crisis. Juan urged the city to develop a robust and coordinated approach for providing emergency support and services that these migrant families urgently need. Juan also highlighted the City’s need to execute long-term steps to mitigate the housing and shelter crisis that predated this situation and that affects thousands of low-income families of color.