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Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Catholic Charities working with New York City to resolve migrant crisis

NEW YORK — Facing a shelter crisis with hundreds of asylum seekers arriving right here, the Mayor Eric Adams’ administration has issued an emergency solicitation for up to 5,000 beds at business accommodations and different services that may be prepared on 24-hour discover.

As CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reported Tuesday, the transfer comes as Timothy Cardinal Dolan and Catholic Charities officers met with migrant households.

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Juan Carlos Parrago carried his partially paralyzed 11-year-old daughter, Marielvis, by means of the jungles of Venezuela in a determined try to come to New York and get her medical therapy.

“Did he come here to try to get her help?” Kramer requested.

“Absolutely, so she could be eligible for an operation,” Parrago mentioned by means of a translator.

Cardinal Dolan meets with migrants despatched from Texas


Parrago, who took his daughter in his arms to present the place she suffers scoliosis and partial paralysis, is simply one of many practically 6,000 migrants who’ve arrived in New York within the final a number of weeks looking for assist, looking for security, and looking for a greater life. Parrago, a constructor employee in Venezuela, met with Cardinal Dolan and officers from Catholic Charities, simply considered one of a number of organizations serving to New York City deal with the crisis.

“Our perspective is not the political. Our perspective is not how did we get in this mess. Our perspective is simply to help them,” Dolan mentioned.

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Border officers have despatched about 1,300 migrants to Catholic Charities, which provides them meals, clothes and authorized help. New York City gives the shelter.

In truth, CBS2 has discovered that with so many needing a roof over their heads, the Adams administration issued the emergency solicitation, looking for bids for up to 5,000 models in business accommodations and different services which have to have the option to present companies on 24 hours’ discover.

Catholic Charities officers praised town for its response.

“They’ve never shirked from their responsibility to provide shelter as a right to those in New York City, even if those only arrived in New York City a few hours ago,” Msgr. Kevin Sullivan mentioned.

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Kramer requested Dolan if they might additionally assist educate the kids arriving right here and discover locations for them within the church’s faculties.

“We have scholarships available for these kids to go to our Catholic schools,” Dolan mentioned.

A spokesman for Mayor Adams mentioned town continues to be working on plans for the way to educate the kids of asylum seekers, however he assured Kramer that each one may have a spot when courses begin subsequent month.

Cardinal Dolan and Msgr. Sullivan additionally referred to as on the federal authorities to get entangled with higher insurance policies and procedures on the border and to present monetary help.

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