Mayor elect Eric Adams holds media availability prior to visiting City Hall in Your Borough Resource Fair at Madison Square Boys’ and Girls’ Club Navy Yard – November 16, 2021 (Shutterstock)
By Deanna Garcia, Undocumented NY
In preparation for Jan. 1, New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams announced his transition team consisting of hundreds of experts, advocates and leaders. One transition committee is focused on immigration. According to José Bayona, a senior adviser to the mayor-elect and a member of the immigration committee, the committee will send their recommendations to the transitional committee on matters that affect New York’s immigrants. Some of the main points include “expanding language access, improving equity, representation” for all immigrants in the city, Bayona added. Deanna Garcia for Documented.
The leads for the immigration committee are Murad Awawdeh, Nicole Cata, Carlos Menchaca, and Howard Shih
Members of the immigration committee include Annetta Seecharan, Bitta Mostofi, Darnell Benoit, Eddie Taveras, Jeannette Garcia-Alonzo, Esq., Jose Bayona, Luis Cruz, Manuel Castro, Marwa Janini, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Robert Agymang, Theo Oshiro, and Yesenia Mata.