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  • Mayor Adams to limit NYC shelter stays to 60 days for migrant families with kids, source says

    Oct 13, 2023

    Migrants/immigrants families are seen arriving from Texas at the Port Authority Bus Terminal early Wednesday, September 6, 2023.
    Luis C. Ribiero for NY Daily News

    NY Daily News | Kim Sweet, executive director of Advocates for Children of New York, agreed that the latest policy from City Hall could upend the lives of vulnerable migrant families.

    “Just as students are settling into new classrooms in a new country, their families will have to navigate whether to stay in the same school or switch schools closer to the new shelter placement,” Sweet said. “Either option will likely result in massive disruption to students’ education, whether due to delays in arranging transportation, unworkably long commute times, or being forced to start over yet again with new teachers, new classmates, and a new curriculum. We call on the city to reconsider this destructive policy.” Read article