Building on its Charter mandate, the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs promotes the well-being of immigrant communities by recommending policies and programs that facilitate successful integration of immigrant New Yorkers into the civic, economic, and cultural life of the City.
For Immigrants in New York City
We can identify which city services you can access, find a community-based organization that can address your needs with a staff person who speaks your language, and get information about your pending applications from the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly the INS).
For Community-Based Organizations Serving Immigrants
We can help you find the appropriate City agency to assist you with referrals or resources and arrange a conversation with the appropriate City official to address a concern in your community.
For New York City Government Agencies
We can discuss best policies and practices for reaching immigrant communities, identify community-based organizations serving specific immigrant communities, and assist you in accessing translators and interpreters through, or with enrolling your staff in, the volunteer language bank.