In this article, you will get all information regarding Brooklyn barber offers asylum seekers free housing, haircuts

BUSHWICK, Brooklyn (WABC) — A barber in Brooklyn, who knows what it’s like to start a life in a new country, is opening his heart and his home to immigrants seeking asylum in New York.

For 30 years, Juan Sanchez has been making men, old and young, look fabulous.

He was a barber in Venezuela before he sought asylum New York City. Now, he works in Bushwick at Central Latino Barbershop to support his wife and children. But his family is growing with every new busload of migrants. He does not see them as strangers.

“I too come from a humble family,” Sanchez said. “I’m able to pay my rent and all of my expenses, now I want to help others do the same.”

ALSO READ | Remains of fallen WWII soldier from NYC make journey home 75+ years later

With so many fleeing Venezuela and landing in New York City, this 51-year-old father has responded with generosity and compassion, offering free haircuts and a roof.

He is currently hosting seven migrants in his humble apartment. Once they find housing, he tells me he will bring others in.

“When I see the need of Venezuelans to leave their country because they need jobs, they need food. I see an obligation, as a Venezuelan, to try and make sure that they’re okay,” Sanchez said.

For Thanksgiving, Sanchez will be opening his table to any hungry migrant who would like to celebrate their first Thanksgiving in America with turkey and their favorite Venezuelan side dishes.

“I’d like to ask for health, plenty of good health, for God to bless us,” he said.

Sanchez’s youngest daughter is currently in the hospital. He does not have deep pockets, but his heart runs deep.

Perhaps that is the ultimate American dream, being able to help those behind you.

———-

* More Brooklyn news

* Send us a news tip

* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts

* Follow us on YouTube

Submit a tip or story idea to Eyewitness News

Have a breaking news tip or an idea for a story we should cover? Send it to Eyewitness News using the form below. If attaching a video or photo, terms of use apply.

Copyright © 2022 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.



Brooklyn barber offers asylum seekers free housing, haircuts

For more visit computernetworktopology.com

Latest News by computernetworktopology.com