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March 26, 2024

African and Asian newcomers are the new face of migrants in NYC
By Arya Sundaram

The data on immigration court filings was obtained by the Syracuse University group through federal Freedom of Information Act requests and analyzed by Gothamist. The records offer one of the most comprehensive views of the demographics and destinations of newly arrived migrants in New York and across the country. The vast majority of migrants listing addresses in New York state are still mostly concentrated in New York City 78% in fiscal year 2023, up from 61% in 2021 and 59% in 2019. The longtime immigrant hub of Queens is still the top destination for new migrants within New York City, but a growing share of migrants are also arriving in other boroughs. Among migrants listing addresses in New York City, the share in Manhattan tripled from 5% in fiscal year 2021 to 15% in 2023. The share in the Bronx also rose from 12% to 17% in the same time period.

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