Message from the Commissioner

ActionNYC Commissioner
Commissioner Nisha Agarwal

Message from the Commissioner

Under the leadership of Mayor Bill de Blasio, my office has prioritized three broad goals: to enhance the economic, civic, and social integration of immigrant New Yorkers; facilitate access to justice for immigrant New Yorkers; and advocate for continued immigration reforms at all levels of government in order to eliminate inequities that impact New York's immigrant communities.

ActionNYC is an example of New York City living up to these goals. The program aims to ensure that every New Yorker has access to legal services in a safe and secure environment. Furthermore, ActionNYC invests in community-based organizations, thus increasing the immigration services available to communities at the grassroots level. This is a crucial step towards creating a more equitable city for immigrant communities - one in which every immigrant has access to justice.

Nisha Agarwal
Commissioner, Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs