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The Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) promotes the well-being of immigrant communities.

In the de Blasio administration, we have prioritized three broad goals:

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.

Upcoming Initiatives