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The Mayor’s Office and the Church: NYC Migrant State of Emergency

Saturday, January 20, 122 p.m.

Butler Commons, Duane Library
441 East Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458
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With migrant arrivals surging to 600 people per day, and the reality that 44% of this population identifies as Latine, Fordham presents a collaborative conversation between the NYC Mayor’s Office and one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people, Sister Norma Pimentel, on the current state of emergency gripping New York City due to the asylum-seeker humanitarian crisis. Fordham Law professor and immigration specialist Gemma Solimene will moderate the conversation.

Attendees will be engaged in a compassionate and reflective dialogue designed to deepen their understanding of the formidable challenges faced by incoming migrants and residents alike. The discussion will spotlight the pivotal roles played by New York City’s communities and its religious and nonprofit organizations in offering critical support to all those in need, as well as explore and encourage potential strategies for enhanced collaboration among stakeholders—with the ultimate aim of effectively addressing this pressing humanitarian issue.