Since the governors of Texas and Florida began sending migrants northward last spring, New York City has received close to 44,000 asylum seekers. The City has frantically sought to uphold its promise of shelter for all, but as more people arrive, services are being stretched past their capacity. This panel will discuss the many causes of this humanitarian crisis, the needs of the recently arrived, and New York City’s obligations to newcomers to the City.
This event is co-sponsored by the NYLS Asylum Clinic; Immigration Law Students Association; and American Constitution Society, NYLS Chapter.
SPEAKERS Professor Lenni B. Benson, Distinguished Chair in Immigration and Human Rights Law; Founder and Senior Advisor, Safe Passage Project Camille Mackler ’06, Executive Director, Immigrant ARC Professor Claire R. Thomas ’11, Assistant Professor of Law; Director, Asylum Clinic