Meet the New Yorkers Welcoming Asylum Seekers Bused to City After Hostile Reception at U.S. Border



As thousands of asylum seekers continue to arrive on buses in New York, we speak with a man from Venezuela about his journey, and two New Yorkers who have been helping since August to welcome them with dignity and ensure they get the housing, food and other assistance they need. “The system here in New York City is not created for this type of community, which is the migrants that are arriving,” says former asylum seeker, Adama Bah. “It is our job as New Yorkers to be able to welcome them in this city that is a so-called sanctuary city,” adds Power Malu, with the group Artists, Athletes and Activists. Bah and Malu also discuss how their work is being repeated nationwide.

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24 Comments

  1. Wait a minute…isn't that Baby Power from the Lyricist Lounge Show from MTV? Back in the 2000's?

  2. This totally Bull crap. These people should had stayed home. Many black families are trapped in drug zones mass shootings poverty ect
    No help this is bullshit

  3. Please be sure you understand this-
    keep in mind, NGOs are mostly Government funded….no matter what they claim,
    TAXPAYERS ARE PAYING FOR THIS!
    WE ARE THE GOVERNMENT!!
    No discrimination here, if there's a migrant with an ankle bracelet, he has been here before and has a documented history of committing crimes.
    – that's why they put the bracelet on them!!- if you followed the senate hearrings with mayorkas, you would know this FROM HIS OWN MOUTH. . He's the scumbag in charge of this mess!!

  4. Racist ass Texas our blood is in the soil!!!! Our sweat is in the land and our tears!!!! God bless America. Well my people are not immigrants. We were slaves and our blood is in the soil. 😢God bless all who help refugees and immigrant. Most of these people are running from also not just gangs, but climate change, massive drought, flooding, inability to farm. And which nations are responsible for massive climate change! 😢 The rich nations karma is a real bitch!!!!!!!!😢

  5. Please, keep sending them to DC, NYC, and other sanctuary places. We need these hard working immigrants more than ever. More the merrier. Diversity is our strength, future, and life. Many of those physically fit men will be dealing fentanyl in our neighborhoods. Please, keep sending them. Never stop.

  6. THEY'RE ALL NICE AND KIND WHEN IT'S AT SOMEONE ELSE'S EXPENSE
    KEEP VOTING BLUE AND WIN THE BIG PRIZE 💙, STOP CRYING NY NO ONE IS LISTENING.

  7. America and France did the worst to Haiti to put them in this economical hell🤬🤬 Waiting for China to put up shop in Haiti and watch US SWEAT THEIR AZZ OFF.

  8. So we are importing all these "Asylum" seekers to the US, But almost a MILLION Americans who were BORN here are living in tents on the streets! Its insane…There is NO Affordable Hiusing here….

  9. They weren’t pressured. They thought they could enter a country illegally and everything would be handed to them as if They didn’t start off breaking a law.. on the name of asylum.”

    We have one of the worst healthcare systems. Why are they even coming here….

  10. Bombshell REPTILIAN CHILD KILLERS English ROYAL'S witness must see… Jordan Maxwell order out of Chaos.

  11. This country was built off the backs of black Americans immigrants not, solemn seekers, black Americans were brought here as slaves that's the big difference so stop lying about this country was built off of immigrant people fleeing their country for a better life ,this country was built off the backs of slaves, who are not Puerto Ricans they are black Americans their knees should be staying in their own country and making it a better place to live that's what the Black American and white Americans did in America, they should send all these cowards back to build their own country

  12. All of these people DO NOT qualify for asylum under federal law! We need to stop paying for people to sit in a hotel room all day, eating and watching Judge Judy! THIS IS NUTS!!!!!!

  13. Sadly the average person simply doesn't bother to even try to help anymore. They make excuses for not getting involved. I'm barely making ends meet myself they say… And while that might be true, there's a HUGE difference between counting your pennies, and not even having any pennies to count. Between eating something you may not really enjoy eating vs having nothing at all to eat. So before you brush aside the person begging for help or food, or even clothing. A warm coat, a spare pair of shoes, some clean dry socks. Whatever you can spare. Please do something. Because the way the world is, you just might be the only one keeping this person alive for another day.

  14. OF COURSE IT IS HOSTILE AT THE OPEN BORDER…NOBODY IS MISTREATING ANYONE AT THE BORDER AND THE LIES BEING TOLD DO NOT SPEAK WELL ON JOE BIDEN POLICIES. THAT IS WHERE THE PROBLEMS STEM FROM. WE KNOW THAT AMERICAN TAX DOLLARS PROVIDE MONEY AND SOME COORDINATED TRUCKS TO HELP ALL THE JOURNEY. IT IS UNSAFE AND MANY HAVE DIED. IT IS TIME TO END THE MADNESS AND REGAIN CONTROL OVER THE BORDER.

  15. 👀I don’t have anything against these people and think they deserve a beautiful life on the other hand what about the people that’s here and been here for decades?👀

  16. This is a terrible thing that is happening to these people. So then, should we continue to empty countries into the USA, Germany, Sweden, etc?
    Is this going to solve the problem.
    Does Amy Goodman fill her home with these people?
    Where will these people work? Is there enough work for everyone? Then what of their families that eventually come here?
    I am already seeing migrants on the streets begging! Yes crime is escalating amongst noncitizens.
    Murders! Home invasions! Trespassing! Destruction of property! Business break-ins! Thefts! Stolen vehicles! Hit and run accidents!
    Human trafficking! Drug trafficking. Illegal weapons! RAPES!
    THIS IS NOT AN EXAGERATION.
    There are working taxpaying US citizens that receive less healthcare than migrants. Less housing assistance. AND ~ NO~ PROTECTION FROM THE CRIMES OF MIGRANTS.
    Does any feel good bleeding heart care to offer an explanation? Do you care for them and put them in YOUR homes and provide for them?
    I BET NOT.

  17. How can you bring migrants when the Americans are loosing everything and suffering we could have help migrants in there own countries this is nuts migrants stop taking away from the ppl

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