Wednesday, February 11, 2015
NYCT-Funded Unaccompanied Minor Initiative Lauded for Helping NYC Address Immigrant Issues
In her first year leading the New York City Council, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito took bold steps to protect and empower local immigrant communities. Key aspects of her agenda have dealt with law enforcement and immigrant services, creating a friendlier environment for the nearly 3 million foreign-born residents of New York.
Set to give her first State of the City speech on Wednesday at the Johnson Community Center in East Harlem, within her council district, Mark-Viverito has defined her early tenure as speaker with a focus on supporting and protecting the city's immigrants. Mark-Viverito herself came to New York City from Puerto Rico as a young adult....