New York: The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) has joined Families Belong Together and partners from all over the country in launching #ChooseWelcome. NYIC has joined local organizations that have set up dynamic volunteer operations to support every migrant on every bus in every city where they have been sent. #ChooseWelcome will help build collective support for welcoming at a time when it’s most needed.
“Here in New York, it’s been reaffirming to see diverse individuals and organizations come together to welcome thousands of asylum seekers with food, clothing, basic necessities and compassion. Their actions represent what is best about this country, and provide proof that we can build a more welcoming society that is community-led while centring dignity and respect for vulnerable people,” Murad Awawdeh, Executive Director of New York Immigration Coalition said.