City officials weigh in on work authorization process for asylum seekers
The deputy mayor of Health and Human Services weighed in on the current state of work authorization for migrants in a briefing Wednesday.
City officials say that 300 to 400 asylum seekers are entering the city daily. Teams of people are assigned to help asylum seekers sign up for work authorization in emergency shelters. Their goal is to connect those people to work and begin the process of getting them into permanent homes.
Mayor Eric Adams has departed to parts of Central and South America to learn more about what's causing the mass influx of migrants from those areas into New York City.