Masbia Relief On CBS: Migrants Assistance

Posted on: August 19, 2022

When New York City schools open next month, they will have an influx of hundreds of migrant children sent here from Texas with the asylum-seeking families.

CBS2’s political reporter Marcia Kramer says the Adams administration unveiled a detailed plan to welcome them.

Two busloads of asylum seekers arrived at the Port Authority Bus Terminal from Texas Friday – 78 people, including 15 children – many of whom will find themselves on other buses next month as the city plans to send them to schools throughout the boroughs.

“This city represents all of us, and is for all of us. It is vital that these families feel welcome here in our country and in our city, and they are welcome here in New York City,” said Schools Chancellor David Banks.

Banks, along with the commissioners of the departments of social services and immigrant affairs, announced “Project Open Arms,” a comprehensive plan to educate the children of the nearly 6,000 asylum seekers sent here by Gov. Greg Abbott.

Officials estimate they will need to accommodate about 1,000 children, most of who are in grades K-8.