New York City Mayor Eric Adams is proud that New York City (NYC) is a sanctuary city.
Recently Adams declared a state of emergency because NYC was not able to handle the illegal immigrants from Texas.
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Adams said, “This humanitarian crisis started with violence and instability in South America and is being accelerated by American political dynamics. Thousands of asylum-seekers have been bused into New York City and simply dropped off without notice, coordination, or care — and more are arriving every day.”
He continued, “This crisis is not one of our own makings but one that will affect everyone in this city. New Yorkers are angry. I’m angry, too. We have not asked for this. There was never any agreement to take on the job of supporting thousands of asylum seekers.”
The emergency declaration states that the city will work together in constructing Humanitarian Emergency Response and Relief Centers and will be in effect for 30 days.
More on this story via Daily Wire:
Adams went on to note that the city is dealing with over 60,000 people in the shelter system — some of whom are illegal immigrants who have been bused into the city — which has forced the system to operate at near 100% capacity.
So far, the city has designated 42 hotels to serve as temporary shelters and has enrolled well over 5,000 migrant children in the appropriate schools — and the city expects to spend over $1 billion to manage the influx of migrants by the end of the fiscal year.
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