NYC Declares State of Emergency Over Migrant Arrivals
(TheRedWire.com) – As the US southern border continues to experience mass immigration, buses full of migrants continue to arrive in New York City. So far, over 17,000 individuals have arrived in the Big Apple from the border, and the flood of hopeful citizens doesn’t appear to be stopping anytime soon. On Friday, October 7, Mayor Eric Adams (D) declared a state of emergency in NYC. He said one in five people living in the city’s shelter system is a migrant, a situation he stressed that had created a humanitarian crisis.
Adams says New York may need to build more shelters to house the immigrants. In the meantime, he has used 42 hotels and secured an arrangement with Norwegian Cruise Lines to house some migrants on their ships.
Come on, NY. 17,000? That’s what Texas gets during lunch.
NYC Mayor Adams declares state of emergency after 17,000 migrants spark shelter 'crisis'https://t.co/nWyViJfTWz
— Judge Alex Ferrer (@judgealexferrer) October 7, 2022
The mayor has accused Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott of using them as political pawns. Still, that isn’t the whole story. El Paso, Texas, Democratic Mayor Oscar Leeser has made the initiative of sending migrants to NYC a bipartisan issue.
El Paso has been on the front lines of the illegal immigration crisis since President Joe Biden assumed office in January 2021. Consequently, Mayor Leeser has bused more migrants from the border town to New York City than Gov. Abbott. Fox News reported that he had sent over 2,500 immigrants to the Empire State Building since late August. He criticized Adams, saying they weren’t coming to El Paso — “they’re coming to America.”
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