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Expert: States, Feds Need Better Action Plan for Welcoming Migrants

August 17, 2023 (1 min read)

Crystal Bermudez, WENY, Aug. 17, 2023

"Nearly 100,000 migrants have arrived in New York City since the Spring of 2022. While asylum seekers are granted permission to come to the U.S. to await their hearings, new numbers show the concrete jungle is running out of space to provide resources and shelter. ... Stephen Yale-Loehr, a professor of Immigration and Law practice for Cornell University, says ... a better action plan needs to be implemented across the country overall.  “We need to both have persuaded Congress to appropriate more money to help states who have these immigrants. And we need to persuade state legislators that this money should be appropriated from the state to deal with this. And we need to do it at a state level rather than a county by county or New York city versus upstate level.” "