The New York Review of Books published an article that discusses the challenges that asylum seekers in New York City are facing. The article begins by discussing the conditions that asylum seekers are forced to live in and how the community has come together to try and help. It goes on to discuss how New York City Mayor Adams is framing and handling the challenges. IRI’s director, David Dyssegaard Kallick, was mentioned in this article:
The reason that the current wave of migration is attracting attention is that recent arrivals are entering the shelter system at higher rates than in the past. David Dyssegaard Kallick, director of the Immigration Research Initiative, told me that this is thought to be largely because people are fleeing crises rather than moving for opportunity, and thus lack the existing social connections that would make it possible to double or triple up in an apartment with friends or relatives. There is not a large existing Venezuelan community in New York, for example, though Venezuelans are now the second-most common nationality coming over the border.
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