The Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) promotes the well-being of immigrant communities by serving as a bridge between the city's government and its immigrant communities and enhancing, assisting, and advising city offices and agencies in their efforts to serve immigrant populations. Through its various initiatives, MOIA strives to address the unique challenges and needs of immigrant communities, including access to legal and language services, healthcare, education, and more.
This report outlines the challenges that face immigrant New Yorkers and present the robust interagency work MOIA has done in the past fiscal years to improve the wellbeing of long-time immigrant residents and our newest New Yorkers.
MOIA recognizes that it cannot be the only office that seeks to serve our immigrant communities. All City agencies must think about the needs of immigrants when engaging in their work. Under the new leadership of Mayor Eric Adams and with the coordination and support of New York City Council and our community partners, MOIA will continue to affirm the City's unwavering commitment to protecting, serving, and safeguarding the rights and well-being of all New Yorkers, regardless of immigration status.