Council Member Gale Brewer Calls on USCIS for Faster Application for Employment Authorization Processing Times

Council Member Gale Brewer Calls on USCIS for Faster Application for Employment Authorization Processing Times

As of September 8, 2022, New York City has received over 9,800 individuals seeking asylum. Today, Council Member Gale A. Brewer introduced Resolution 0307-2022 calling on United States Citizenship and Immigration Services to process I-765 Employment Authorization Documents within 30 days and quickly clear the backlog of applications. With Speaker Adrienne E. Adams and Committee […]

As Adams Attacks GOP Govs, Many New Migrants from Border to NYC Come on Their Own

“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.

As Adams Attacks GOP Govs, Many New Migrants from Border to NYC Come on Their Own

New York, NY – September 12, 2022: Mayor Eric Adams speaks during annual Jerusalem Post conference at Gotham Hall. (Shutterstock) By Gabriel Poblete and Katie Honan, THE CITY At daybreak Thursday, Mayor Eric Adams made an appearance at his new welcome center for asylum-seekers a few blocks Manhattan’s Port Authority Bus Terminal, emphasizing his commitment […]

Facts About Immigration Detention: Workings and Endings

Facts About Immigration Detention: Workings and Endings

Downtown, Chicago-July 13, 2019: Protest against ICE and Customs and Border Patrol Detention Centers. Front line marchers with banners supporting immigration. (Shutterstock) By Linda Nwoke, Journal Exclusive History records show that over a century ago, the United States Congress passed the first law that mandated the detention of any person not entitled to admission into […]

Recent Supreme Court Ruling Limits Advocates’ Relief on Asylum Seekers’ Case

Recent Supreme Court Ruling Limits Advocates’ Relief on Asylum Seekers’ Case

McAllen, Tx/U.S. – April 17, 2019: A young Honduran family seeking asylum from poverty and gang violence wait at the bus station for their bus to go stay with sponsors until their hearing. (Shutterstock) By American Immigration Council Legal Staff, Immigration Impact A federal court decision this month confirmed what advocates feared: that a recent […]

Asylum Seeking Families Surge New York City Shelters

Asylum Seeking Families Surge New York City Shelters

By JR Holguin A recent and unexpected surge of migrants that began as early as May has arrived in New York City, causing a swell of people staying in NYC shelters. In a briefing, Mayor Adams addressed the current wave of nearly 3,000 newly arrived migrants. Mayor Adams, Department of Social Services Commissioner Gary Jenkins, […]