Tag: Asylum seekers

Council Member Won hosts third welcome dinner for migrants and asylum seekers


Mar. 26, 2024 By Czarinna Andres In a significant community effort to support migrants and asylum seekers, Council Member Julie Won spearheaded her third welcoming dinner and resource fair on Friday, March 22, at P.S. 111 Jacob Blackwell in Long Island City. The event, hosted for the newly arrived residents in her western Queens council…
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College Point community leaders express opposition to migrant shelter at St. Agnes Academic High School

Jul. 28, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed After learning that the city has selected the shuttered St. Agnes Academic High School in College Point as a temporary migrant respite center, City Councilwoman Vickie Paladino confirmed that 300 asylum seekers, including women and families, will be bused to the facility during a press conference held on Thursday,…
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Eastern Queens elected officials, community leaders voice concerns over plans for migrant tent shelter at Creedmor campus

Jul. 19, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Eastern Queens elected officials and community leaders are denouncing the city’s plan to create a large-scale tent facility to house an influx of migrants on the grounds of the old Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in Queens Village. In a show of bipartisan support, Councilwoman Linda Lee joined Councilwoman Vickie Paladino,…
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City housing asylum seekers at the Aqueduct Racetrack is now ‘off the table,’ Queens councilwoman says

Jul. 17, 2023 By John Schilling South Queens Councilwoman Joann Ariola revealed that the previously announced migrant tent to house asylum seekers at the Aqueduct Racetrack/Resorts World Casino in South Ozone Park is now “off the table” at a rally outside the property on Monday, July 17. This news comes days after the announcement that…
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Queens Borough Board hears presentation on local response to aid asylum seekers

Mar. 7, 2023 By Ethan Marshall A representative from NYC Health + Hospitals delivered a presentation on the city’s asylum seeker response to members of the Queens Borough Board Monday, March 6. The main point of discussion was centered on how the Humanitarian Emergency Response and Relief Center (HERRC) in Queens has been helping these…
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Long Island City hotel will soon be used to house asylum seekers: Mayor

Wingate by Wyndham, a three-star hotel located at 38-70 12th St., (Photo: Google Maps)

Feb. 15, 2023 By Michael Dorgan A hotel in the Dutch Kills section of Long Island City will soon serve as a location to house asylum seekers, Mayor Adams announced on Wednesday, Feb. 15. Adams said that the Wingate by Wyndham, a three-star hotel located at 38-70 12th St., will be turned into a Humanitarian… Read more »