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                                           Published for the Borough of Queens

          VOLUME 27, NO. 33                                    THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2022                                                   25 CENTS

             Cardinal Dolan Meets Asylum Seekers                    Governor Hochul Visited Small Business

           Arriving in NYC on Buses From Texas                                   on Bayside’s Bell Boulevard

                 Cardinal Timothy Dolan meets with asylum seeking mi-
            grant families that arrived in NYC on buses from Texas as
            Mayor Eric Adams continues to make clear that he will not
            turn them away.
                 Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York, along
            with the city, are helping with things like food, places to stay,
            legal help and health care for more than 1,500 migrants that
            have shown up at their doors just in the last six weeks alone.
                 Cardinal Dolan said, “These just aren’t cases, these just
            aren’t problems, these just aren’t statistics, these are not just
            refugees and asylum seekers in the plural, these are people
            with names, and with dads and moms.”
                 Cardinal Dolan expressed the magnitude of the situation
            Catholic Charities is facing with the unprecedented influx of
            asylum seekers following the meeting.
            Dolan went on to say that those who just arrived have been
            through turmoil, for months some of them have been walking
            from Colombia and Venezuela. It has been a long and difficult
            journey for families, like Maria and her 8-month-old son, who
            spent days traveling from Venezuela.
                 Catholic Charities is working to get migrants basic necessi-
            ties, any legal help, and assistance connecting them to family
            members who are already in other parts of the country.
                 City officials estimate that about 2,800 asylum seekers
            have arrived so far by bus from Texas and Arizona. It’s unclear
            when this influx will die down, because the buses have been
            arriving at the Port Authority unannounced.
                 Mayor Adams mentioned to Cardinal Dolan that he has
            asked for federal funding to help with the influx and he says
            he’s hopeful it will happen.

        NYC CM Paladino Attends                                    NYS Governor Kathy Hochul joined Congresswoman Grace Meng and NYC Councilmember
                                                                   Sandra Ung as they visited small business on Bayside’s Bell Boulevard. Photo courtesy of
                                                                   Sandra Ung’s office. See story on page 6.
           “Stop Asian Hate” Event                                             Unveiling of The LIE Overpass as

                                                                   “Detective Anastasios Tsakos Memorial Bridge”

                                                                   At the unveiling of the renamed Long Island Expressway (“LIE”) overpass at Francis Lewis Boulevard
        The NYPD School Outreach Unit held a “Stop Asian Hate” event at   and Horace Harding Expressway as “Detective Anastasios Tsakos Memorial Bridge” is (l to r) DEA
        Bowne Playground in Flushing. Council Member Vickie Paladino was   President Paul DiGiacomo, PBA President Patrick J. Lynch, NYPD Chief of Transportation Kim Y.
        pleased to see such an outpouring of support from the surrounding   Royster, New York Police Department (“NYPD”) Commissioner Keechant Sewell, Assemblywoman
        community; and, as we approach the 2022-2023 school year it is   Nily Rozic, Members of the Tsakos family, Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Congresswoman Grace Meng
        important to combat hate in any form.                      and Assemblyman Edward Braunstein. See story on page 2.
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