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Mayor’s Office Of Immigrant Affairs Hosts A Community And Ethnic Media Roundtable On Asylum Seeker Satellite Sites

NEW YORK— The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) Commissioner Manuel Castro hosted an in-person Community and Ethnic Media Roundtable at the central Asylum Seeker Navigation Center to discuss the newly announced satellite sites. Commissioner Castro was joined by Chief Policy Advisor, Lorena Lucero, and La Colmena’s Executive Director, Yesenia Mata.

The following community based organizations have been selected as Asylum Seeker Resource Navigation satellite sites. These organizations will continue to support newly arrived asylum seekers with in-person support — in Spanish and in other languages — including a variety of supplemental services, legal orientation, comprehensive case management, and immigrant rights workshops.

  • Aid for Aids International 
  • African Communities Together (ACT) 
  • Catholic Charities Community Services, Archdiocese of New York 
  • Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services Brooklyn & Queens 
  • Coalicion Mexicana 
  • La Colmena 
  • Make the Road NY
  • Mercy Center 
  • Mixteca Organization 
  • New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE)

Since September, over 8,000 asylum seekers have been served at the central Navigation Center, located at the American Red Cross of Greater New York headquarters. This site will continue to operate on weekdays from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and provide individuals and families with in-person support.

For more information and the location of the satellite sites, visit