Cobble Hill event to match foster mothers, kids seized at border canceled
Spanish-speaking Brooklynites and other New Yorkers have expressed interest in becoming foster parents to immigrant children who have been separated from their parents at this country’s southern border. The Cayuga Center in Harlem, one of the facilities housing these children, organized an event at Cobble Hill’s 61 Local bar for more than a dozen potential foster mothers on Monday, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Then, abruptly, the organization canceled, and representatives didn’t respond to calls and emails about why the orientation was called off. However, an email circulated by the event’s organizer said the cancellation was “due [to] the onslaught by the media” and “an outpouring of people contacting them to foster, donate, etc.”
The organization, while not taking calls from the press, still has other orientations planned for later this month. The Times described the women who showed up on Monday as mostly “women of means, late-30s and early-40s professionals with the space, income and the deep well of resources experts say are required to successfully care for young asylum seekers.”
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