In just one year, more than 130,000 migrants have arrived in New York City to seek asylum. Many have traveled for miles and for months from South America, specifically Venezuela, to the United States.
Josiah Haken, CEO, City Relief takes time to answer three questions our network of supporters had about homelessness and the migrant crisis in NYC.
Our melting pot country is founded on immigrants from England who emigrated to a new world in pursuit of a life of freedom. Through the years, as more immigrants from various countries have come to America, they have helped shape and form our cities and states, and become an essential part of our economy.
My name is Beisi and I work as a Counselor Advocate at Restore NYC, an organization that exists to end sex trafficking in New York and restore the well-being and independence of foreign-national survivors.
Since Eden, none of us has ever really been home. But the King will return, and it is only in this Kingdom of diverse oneness that we will truly be home. And that should inform our posture toward the strangers and foreigners among us.
Six in 10 New Yorkers are either immigrants or children of immigrants, and many face challenges as they encounter a new language and culture. Join us in prayer for the holistic flourishing of all immigrants in our city.
New York City is a city of immigrants—in fact, 36% of us are foreign born. Many immigrants to our city face real challenges. That’s why we partner with several organizations serving our city’s immigrants. Learn more about how you can come alongside them.
God’s very character is to welcome the unwelcomed—those who are seeking a home. As the Church, we are called to enter into and empathize with the immigrant’s struggle for home.
Bill Carson, lead pastor of CityReach Church - Bay Ridge and board member at Brooklyn Arab American Friendship Center, offers three ways we can help our refugee and immigrant neighbors this week.