Op-ed | New York City volunteers will continue to greet migrants with open arms

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This past Sunday, New York City staff arrived at the Port Authority Bus Terminal at 4:30 a.m. to greet a bus of 50 new migrants who had unexpectedly arrived an hour earlier from Texas. 

Over the past 6 weeks, staff from the Mayor’s Public Engagement Unit (PEU) have been at Port Authority every day — often from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. — waiting for buses to arrive from Texas and Florida. The hours are long because the arrivals are unpredictable. The Republican governors sending these buses have no intention of helping to create a smooth process — in fact, they seem determined to undermine our ability to meet these families as they enter our City.

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