NYC Public Advocate Responds To The Announcement Of A New Migrant Shelter At Floyd Bennett Field

August 21st, 2023

Press Release

“I am glad to see the governor commit this location and funding to provide shelter for the ever-increasing number of new and aspiring New Yorkers arriving in our city. The site is not ideal, but we continue to be left to choose the best of bad options, and I will work to ensure that shelters meet the necessary standards, including security precautions, resource availability, and transportation access to and from the site for migrants and community organizations alike. I hope that this and other actions signal a sustained and increased effort by the state to step up with financial and infrastructural support to meet this humanitarian crisis. 

“I appreciate the federal government approving this site location – their support cannot end with approval, as there is a much greater responsibility. We urgently need more federal funding, resources, and infrastructure to help ensure that people fleeing danger and seeking asylum and support in our country are met by the federal government with aid, not apathy.”

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