Migrants in New York: Dignity in Housing and Healthcare


This event focuses on providing an update on the City’s response to the migrant busing crisis. It provides information pertaining to challenges that the migrants are presently facing to their rights, housing, employment and receipt of benefits. It explores and questions the narrative that migrants are taking away resources from low-income New Yorkers. Legislative experts and on-the-ground advocates discuss the current state of migrants’ rights in New York City and what challenges are to come.

Anne Williams-Isom,
Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services
Stephanie M. Cordero
, Director, Immigrants’ Rights & Advocacy Project, Brooklyn Legal Services
Guillermo Martinez, Deputy Director & Legislative Liaison, Institute on Immigrant Integration Research and Policy, Rockefeller Institute of Government
Reverend Juan Carlos Ruiz
, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Harold Solis
, Co-Legal Director, Make the Road New York

Jeffrey C. Mays
, Politics Reporter for the Metro Desk, New York Times

Sponsoring Committee:
Social Welfare Law, Sandra Gresl and Lindsay Funk, Co-Chairs 
Social Welfare Law Migrants’ Rights Subcommittee, Catherine Frizell, Chair

Co-Sponsoring Committees:
New York City Affairs, Jeremy Feigelson, Chair
Immigration and Nationality Law, Danny Alicea, Chair
Housing and Urban Development, Rachel Jaffe & Karol Robinson, Co-Chairs
Health Law, Heather Hatcher, Chair