Aug 31, 2023
As migrants seeking asylum continue to come to New York City in droves, some residents are fighting efforts by the city to place the newcomers in their neighborhoods.
One of the protest leaders, former mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa, joined NY1’s Errol Louis to discuss his fight against the policies of the Adams administration. Their discussion focused on the migrant influx and how Sliwa has been arrested three times in the last two weeks. Sliwa, the founder of the Guardian Angels, explained why he thinks many asylum seekers are “jumping the line,” and why he thinks they should be housed at Rikers Island.
They also touched on Sliwa’s long career in radio, his role as an animal-rights activist and tips on how to be a successful organizer.
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