Dutchess Welcoming

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Dutchess Welcoming is a coalition of community organizations and Dutchess County residents who want to welcome and support our newest neighbors. There are many ways for you to get involved, be it through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or donating items and food.

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Local Residents Mobilize to Aid Migrants

Bopp and Rural & Migrant Ministry were clearly not factored in by Dutchess and other counties that have filed lawsuits to stop New York City from sending, to hotels within their boundaries, some of the more than 80,000 migrants seeking asylum who have overwhelmed New York City’s shelter system. Unlike county executives, a number of religious and activist groups have asked: “What can we do to help?

06 /30/2023 -   https://highlandscurrent.org/2023/06/30/local-residents-mobilize-to-aid-migrants/   

Community activists have shifted their focus to humanitarian efforts in Newburgh after the arrival of dozens of migrants from New York City.

Spectrum News 1 spoke to one migrant about his story, and learned about a community that is stepping up to help.

06/02/2023 - https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/capital-region/news/2023/06/02/migrant-opens-up-about-8-month-long-journey-to-the-u-s-