Tag: migrant crisis

Venezuelan migrant at new Long Island City shelter here to work for better life, as enraged locals fear for vitality of neighborhood

Yohandri Arevalo, pictured second from the right, with his family outside the Collective Paper Factory, a hotel in Long Ialsn City that was recently converted into a shelter (Photo by Michael Dorgan)

Aug. 16, 2023 By Michael Dorgan An economic migrant who recently moved into an upscale Long Island City hotel-turned-shelter says he wants to work hard to give his family a better life while local residents and business owners, who are empathetic to his plight, say the opening of the new facility marks a massive backward… Read more »

Tensions flare at dueling rallies over Creedmoor migrant tent shelter in Queens Village

Aug. 9, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Tensions flared during dueling rallies held outside of a tent shelter at the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in Queens Village on Tuesday, Aug. 8, as the angry protesters who expressed their opposition to the city’s plan to house migrants at the site outnumbered a small group of pro-migrant supporters.  Standing…
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Eastern Queens elected officials host rally against incoming asylum-seeker tent shelter at Creedmoor

Jul. 27, 2023 By John Schilling Eastern Queens elected officials gathered with constituents inside Building #4 of the Services Now For Adult Persons (SNAP) in Queens Village on Thursday afternoon to voice their opposition to the incoming asylum seeker tent shelter on the nearby campus of the state-owned Creedmoor Psychiatric Center. The rally came just…
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Won joins community groups in welcoming migrants to Sunnyside with family-style dinner, resource fair

(Photo provided by Councilwoman Julie Won's office)

July 25, 2023 By Michael Dorgan A family-style dinner and resource fair was held in Sunnyside on Friday, July 21, to welcome new migrants to the neighborhood. Friday’s event, which was hosted by Councilwoman Julie Won and several community groups, took place at Sunnyside Community Services, located at 43-31 39th St., and around 270 migrants… Read more »

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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