Make the Road New York celebrates 25 years aiding immigrants amidst migrant crisis 

October marks the 25th anniversary of Make the Road New York (MRNY), the state’s largest grassroots immigrant-led organization that has been striving to aid arrivals for a quarter of a century — and, according to organizers, their services have never been more vital.

This anniversary comes amidst the massive and controversial migration crisis that has seen more than 118,000 migrants flood into the Big Apple. And with the city stating that their resources are running on empty, MRNY is providing assets for immigrant Latin and Black communities, distributing toiletries, food, school supplies and even legal services. This comes alongside the organization’s longterm work of protesting against private prisons, immigrant detention centers, mistreatment of delivery workers, and other social justice issues.