Manhattan mother says illegal immigrant influx hurts children in public schools

A New York mother said the city and state’s response to the influx of illegal immigrants since 2022 has directly hurt low-income families of legal immigrants and U.S. citizens.

Danyela Souza Egorov is the vice president of the Community Education Council for New York City School District 2, the city government’s education advisory body that reviews educational programs and holds public hearings with parents. She testified to Congress on Thursday that school staff members and parents are furious with the city for how it has taken from poor families to offer a plethora of free services to people who came to the country illegally.

“New Yorkers today feel abandoned by our mayor or governor, our city comptroller, and by the city council,” Egorov, an elected school governance official, testified before the House Judiciary Committee. “None of them are
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