Daily News – “This program is an economic driver that will make asylum seekers more self-sufficient and less reliant on costly city-funded shelter beds,” said Hanif, who chairs the Council’s immigration committee as well as its progressive caucus.

Many of the families who’ve recently arrived in New York have struggled to access the city services and legal help — such as applying for asylum and work permits — that could help get them out of city care. Close to 18,000 new students in temporary housing arrangements have enrolled in local public schools this school year — estimated to be mostly Latin American migrants. [Read More]