New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced that he plans to allocate $2 million in funding for the Ukrainian immigrants who settle in the city.
Adams, speaking at a press conference on Friday said, “We support you, not only in words but in deeds.”
He applauded the Biden administration for accepting and helping 100,000 Ukrainian nationals who will be coming into the country as part of the refugee process. New York City is already home to the Ukrainian community and the diaspora. He claimed that the city had always welcomed all those who flee their land to escape terror and violence.
Adams said that the investment will be based on the services and the resources that the city regularly provides to all the immigrants who come to the city in their time of need. The city agencies, city-wide non-profit service providers, and Ukrainian community-based organizations will come forward to work together in this program.