Tuesday, June 15 at 12PM

(June 14, 2021 at 12pm)

QUEENS, NY – Following through on his steadfast commitment to create a centralized, culturally competent immigration services hub accessible to all Queens families, regardless of national origin or language, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. will cut the ribbon on Queens Borough Hall’s new Immigrant Welcome Center on Tuesday, June 15 at 12PM.

With more than one-third of New York City’s three million immigrants residing in Queens, where nearly 50 percent of the borough’s 2.4 million residents were born abroad, the Immigrant Welcome Center represents an unprecedented investment in immigration-related services available at Queens Borough Hall.

Beginning with the June 15 soft launch of the Center and continuing into the future as capacity and the variety of available services expands, families contacting or visiting Queens Borough Hall will be connected with comprehensive, multilingual services such as legal assistance and referrals to community-based organizations and city services.

Members of the media who plan on attending the June 15 unveiling of the Immigrant Welcome Center at Queens Borough Hall are asked to RSVP in advance via email at [email protected] or via phone at 718-286-2640. Face coverings are required of all attendees and social distancing will be enforced.

WHAT:         Unveiling of the Immigrant Welcome Center at Queens Borough Hall

WHEN:         Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 12PM

WHERE:       Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd. in Kew Gardens

WHO:            DONOVAN RICHARDS, Queens Borough President

                        Elected officials, immigration advocates and community leaders

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