College students to help NYC migrants file asylum claims

College students will help migrants flooding New York City file their asylum claims, city officials announced Wednesday morning.

The announcement came at Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Anne Williams-Isom’s weekly briefing, with New York University Interim Provost Georgina Dopico also on hand.

The partnership with NYU, Columbia University School of Social Work and CUNY campuses, including Hunter College School of Social Work, will help the asylum seekers navigate the complicated progress.

The students will get credit for the work. A massive backlog in city immigration courts for asylum cases could take years to resolve.

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