News 12 – Officials and lawmakers are calling for $70 million for migrant assistance in the upcoming city budget for the 2024 fiscal year. This push comes after City Comptroller Brad Lander and Council Member Shahana Hanif sent a letter to the Adams administration last month, calling for additional funds to ramp up outreach and legal immigration services.  

“Our city… must be a leader in the efforts in creating a pathway towards work authorizations, housing vouchers, and other necessary resources for these individuals and families to thrive in our city,” said Hanif. “We are calling for at least $70 million in legal services for asylum seekers [Read More].”