Council Member Won hosts third welcome dinner for migrants and asylum seekers

In a significant community effort to support migrants and asylum seekers, Council Member Julie Won spearheaded her third welcoming dinner and resource fair on Friday, March 22, at P.S. 111 Jacob Blackwell in Long Island City.

The event, hosted for the newly arrived residents in her western Queens council district, drew 150 attendees, where they were offered essential services alongside a warm meal.

This initiative, directly funded and organized by Won’s office in collaboration with various community partners, aimed to address the needs of many of the migrants who have arrived in New York City over the past two years. Recognizing the challenges faced by these immigrants, the event served as a crucial touchpoint for accessing employment, housing, and legal immigration services.