Asylum Seekers Bussed to NYC

The Republican governors of Arizona and Texas have, as a political ploy, begun to bus migrants arriving at their borders to New York and other East Coast cities. Local nonprofits and volunteer groups are struggling to cope with the number of people seeking assistance. Murad Awawdeh, Executive Director at the New York Immigration Coalition, and Maryann Tharappel, Special Projects Director of Immigrant and Refugee Services at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York, discuss this news and how their organizations are responding to the needs of new arrivals.

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