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As Winter Approaches, Fears Grow for Homeless Migrants – The New York Times

As Winter Approaches, Fears Grow for Homeless Migrants – The New York Times

 

Migrants slept on New York City sidewalks last week. Some advocates worry about what will happen when families need to reapply for shelter after Christmas.With winter ahead, and the influx of migrants continuing unabated, New York City is set to enter a potentially perilous new phase in a crisis that has already overwhelmed homeless shelters.Last week, as temperatures dipped below freezing, dozens of immigrants hailing from much warmer climates opted to sleep on city streets in Lower Manhattan as they waited for beds.Migrant families sleeping on military-style cots in giant winterized tents have complained about drafts of cold air keeping them… 

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