Representatives of three dozen non-profit organizations met Wednesday to set priorities for the coming year. Organizations as diverse as Make the Road, CARECEN, Long Island Wins, and La Fuerza discussed the challenges facing immigrants.
President Trump’s offensive against immigrants was uppermost on people’s minds, with much of the discussion considering ways to counter his restrictionism. The assembly also discussed immigrants’ problems finding housing, segregation patterns in many communities, and ways that bad public transit limits economic advancement by immigrant families. The meeting was organized by the New York Immigration Coalition.