Students will get college credits for their work.
The following schools are participating in the partnership:
- Baruch College,
- City College,
- Hunter College,
- Queens College,
- Columbia University,
- New York Law School,
- And New York University.
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"Applying for asylum is a critical step towards work authorization, which is the North Star for our administration. Asylum seekers want to work. I can't say that enough," said Anne Williams-Isom, New York City deputy commissioner for health and human services.
The move comes as city officials frantically search for places to house more asylum seekers.
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