May 21, 2024

Over 1,300 African Migrants Gather Outside New York City Hall

Roughly 1,300 African migrants gathered outdoors New York City Hall on Tuesday over what some believed had been guarantees of a inexperienced card or work visa in the event that they appeared.

“Only 250 people were allowed inside for the 10 a.m. hearing, while the hundreds of others who flocked downtown were left outside in a park, where footage showed them chanting and cheering,” famous the New York Post.

The migrants had been principally from nations in West Africa and Guinea. Speaking to the NY Post, some say they had been lured to metropolis corridor by an activist group promising they’d obtain work visas or inexperienced playing cards in the event that they appeared.

“They told me that they would help me to get a work permit and a green card if I came here today,” mentioned 44-year-old Amadou Sara Bah, who migrated from Guinea in November.

Bah had utilized for a piece allow in March however grew to become confused over the five-month ready interval. He and his buddies had been ready on a bench close to metropolis corridor for a number of hours.

“There are many people here and we don’t know how to get the help they told us would be here,” he instructed the NY Post. “I came here for a green card. I’m looking for help.”

Dial Lochitlio, a 19-year-old from Guinea, mentioned that “elders in the community” instructed him to come back to metropolis corridor in quest of an asylum.

“They told us to be here at this time on this date and they would give us more information,” he mentioned

Assitan Makadii of the group African Communities Together mentioned he went to metropolis corridor after studying migrants had been lured there beneath false pretenses.

“They received some miscommunications, so we are here to provide clarification,” Makadii mentioned.

“They don’t have nothing and they deserve everything because they are human. We are all human,” Makadii added. “They don’t have a place to go. As you can see I don’t think [the city housing is] happening because they’re all here because they don’t have a place to sleep.”

The joint listening to from the City Council’s Committee of Immigration and Committee on Hospitals mentioned the experiences of migrants within the shelters to “understand how the [Adams] Administration is addressing language access barriers, cultural competency challenges, health needs, and other roadblocks” that migrants face.

One of the important thing points has been overcoming language obstacles, particularly from a continent like Africa, which comprises almost 3,000 languages.

“This is mostly an issue that belongs to the federal government. They need to do better at providing training in these languages,” Manuel Castro, commissioner of the Mayor’s Office on Immigrant Affairs, instructed the council.

“Early on in the situation with the arrival of asylum seekers, it was primarily Venezuelan, Ecuadorians and other Spanish-speaking asylum seekers. But we started seeing more people from across the world arrive, so there’s a bit of an adjustment period that we’re undergoing,” Castro added.

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