Freshly minted mayor Eric Adams will lead some 3.1 million immigrants in his new job, representing about 40 percent of the population. Today, however, approximately 560,000 of New York’s foreign-born population — or 18 percent — are undocumented, a status that can impede economic social advancement on many levels, and ultimately result in deportation.

Adams, who was born in Brownsville and grew up in Queens, faces a constellation of challenges on issues regarding immigrants.

Historically, Adams’ voting record and public statements as Brooklyn Borough President and State Senator before that have shown strong support for immigrant communities. He has backed efforts to extend voting rights to some non-citizens, was a supporter of providing driver’s licenses to undocumented residents and has made his presence known at various immigrant-driven events across the city.

Eric Adams at a New York City parade in July honoring essential workers. Photo: Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio Freshly minted mayor Eric Adams will lead some 3.1 million immigrants in his new job, representing about 40 percent of the population. Today, however, approximately 560,000 of New York’s foreign-born […]

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