Letter to the Editor: Making Hard Times Harder for Asylum-Seeking Families

March 23, 2024

The New York Daily News published CFR’s letter responding to a March 17th article titled “Lives upended every 60 days.”

“Limiting shelter stays to 60 days for asylum seekers with children creates a perpetual system of family trauma and instability,” wrote CFR Executive Director Tehra Coles. “We believe that every family, no matter how long they have resided here, deserves support. For newly arrived asylum seekers, that support must include access to stable and long-term housing, connections to resources, and work opportunities.”

Read our full letter here.