New York City Declares Emergency Over Migrant ‘Crisis’

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New York City Mayor Eric Adams has declared a state of emergency to address a “crisis situation” over an influx of migrants.

More than 17,000 have arrived in the city from the southern border since April.

Republican states like Texas, Arizona and Florida have been sending migrants to Democratic areas in recent months.

It’s part of a row with the White House as unprecedented numbers of people arrive at the US-Mexico border.

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Since September, an average of five to six buses have been arriving in the city each day, Mr Adams said at a press conference on Friday. He said that one in five people in the city shelter system is currently an asylum seeker.

Many of those arriving are families with school-aged children and are in serious need of medical care, he said.

The influx is on track to cost New York $1bn (£900m) this fiscal year, and the mayor is calling for federal and state funding to help with the costs.

“New Yorkers are angry,” said Mayor Adams. “I am angry too. We have not asked for this. There was never any agreement to take on the job of supporting thousands of asylum seekers.”

He added: “The city is going to run out of funding for other priorities. New York City is doing all we can, but we are reaching the outer limit of our ability to help.”

The city’s social services are “being exploited by others for political gain”, he added.

Three states – Texas, Arizona and Florida – have transported migrants to Democratic-led areas, focusing on self-proclaimed “sanctuary” cities that limit their co-operation with federal immigration authorities.

SOURCE: BBC News. Headline photo: Venezuelan migrants

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Emergency? Isn’t it a migrant sanctuary city? These Politicians does just say things to make themselves look good…You claim your city has protection for illegal migrants & yet when they reach you crying it’s too many? So if I in Lucia make a statement that I’m giving free lunch & dinner,I cannot cry when the line is from the Vigie roundabout to the Gros islet bus stand,I would have to expect something like that if I made that type of statement,it’s like these people don’t think.

    You cannot offer something then just keep your RaSS shut or plan for the worst if you do say it…Same as the one we have here talking about “Livable wage”,but since I have common sense I know is garbage alone these Lucian politicians does talk,so I know that’s never gonna happen but just don’t say stuff you know deep in your heart you cannot do.

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