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Director, Immigrant Affairs
Queens, “The World’s Borough”
Queens is the most diverse county in the United States. With almost half of our nearly 2.4 million residents born abroad, our neighborhoods are home to families that speak close to 200 languages and come from nearly as many countries as those represented at the United Nations. Indeed, Queens is “the World’s Borough”, and what happens here serves as a model for the future of our great nation. The Borough President sees our diversity as an asset that helps shape the priorities of his administration.
The Queens Borough President’s Office also hosts nearly two dozen cultural and religions celebrations throughout the year. Visit queensbp.org/rsvp for more.
The Task Force serves as a unique bridge between immigrant communities and local government. It provides a vital forum for social service providers, community advocates, and government agency representatives to exchange best practices on immigrant integration work in Queens and New York City.
Monthly meetings feature guest speakers with wide-ranging expertise, which offers Task Force members access to resources and establishes partnerships that enable them to more efficiently serve thousands of immigrant New Yorkers.
In this current political climate, the Task Force also hosts trainings with attorneys and advocates on how to protect and empower immigrants regardless of legal status. Additional Task Force activities include Immigration Resource Fairs and Know Your Rights legal clinics. The Task Force also has participated in the Mayor’s Immigrant Heritage Week.
Eligible member organizations are non-profit organizations and government agencies located throughout the borough and city. Designated representatives who attend the Task Force meetings actively engage in immigrant integration work in Queens.
The decennial Census was a top priority for the Borough President and the people of Queens in 2020, as the response rate determines how much federal funding we receive and how much representation we will have in the U.S. House of Representatives for the next ten years. For more information on the efforts of the Queens Borough President’s Office to ensure Queens was fairly and accurately counted in the 2020 Census, click here.