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What would Harlem be today without Little Burkina Faso? Without the Senegalese, Malian, Ivorian, Yemeni and Guinean communities? Without Dominicans, Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Jamaicans and so many more. These communities are crucial to Harlem’s Black cultural identity, in all the Diasporic diversity. We’re in a time that is normalizing misguided anti-immigration policy at the highest levels of American government and NYC leaders need to work overtime to demonstrate a model for recovery. I will take the following actions:

  • Build support to increase funding for consular identification services, English education and immigration legal services, in collaboration with community-based organizations, so that New York City continues to be the destination of choice for new Americans

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