Sep 14, 2023
As the migrant crisis continues, New York City has faced multiple challenges helping feed and house those staying in the five boroughs. Around 113,000 asylum seekers have entered the country since the spring of 2022, and last week, Mayor Eric Adams said the crisis would “destroy” the city. It appears now that some federal help is on the way, as the legal battle continues over the city’s right-to-shelter laws. And at the same time, there has been misinformation over the legal status of arriving migrants.
Luis Gomez Alfaro is an attorney in New York and New Jersey, with extensive experience in immigration law. He has advocated for clients in various immigration courts across the country. Luis joined Errol to discuss the crisis from a legal perspective. Their conversation touched on the process of migrants applying for asylum, the complexities of immigration, and what Adams and the White House could do to speed up the process of obtaining work authorization.
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