NYC Mayor Eric Adams says city will need to spend  BILLION to care for 17,000 migrants

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NYC Mayor Eric Adams declares state of emergency as he reveals city will spend $1BILLION on 17,000 migrants who have been bussed from border – and warns number could rise to 100,000 by end of year

  • NYC Mayor Eric Adams declared a state of emergency as he expects the city to spend $1billion on migrants being bused from the US-Mexico border  

New York City Mayor Eric Adams said the city will to spend at least $1billion to take care of 17,000 migrants being bussed from border states as he declares a state of emergency. 

Adams condemned the busing programs spearheaded by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, which has brought thousands to the Big Apple. 

The mayor said about five to six busses are arriving every day since September, with nine buses full of migrants arriving yesterday and eight on Friday. 

Since April, New York has set up 42 emergency shelters, enrolled 5,500 children in public school and tried to help the asylum seekers connect with family and resources. 

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Adams warned that the city could ultimately see 100,000 new migrants arrive by the end of the year, which will take its toll on New York’s budget. 

‘We expect to spend at least $1billion by the end of the fiscal year on this crisis, all because we have a functional, a compassionate system,’ Adams said. 

‘Our right to shelter laws, our social services, and our values are being exploited by others for political gain,’ the mayor added, condemning the busing program. 

NYC Mayor Eric Adams says city will need to spend  BILLION to care for 17,000 migrants

NYC Mayor Eric Adams declared a state of emergency as he expects the city to spend $1billion on migrants being bused from the US-Mexico border

The mayor noted that the city’s shelters were already near 100 percent capacity, with about 61,000 people in the system, 20,000 of which are children. 

‘Although our compassion is limitless, our resources are not,’ Adams said. ‘This is unsustainable.’ 

Adams appealed to hotels and nonprofits for temporary housing of the new migrants, and urged the private sector for donations to help the strained city. 

Despite the city’s latest construction of a ‘tent city’ in Randalls Island to house the influx of migrants, the mayor used emergency powers to call on the city’s departments to expedite construction of additional ‘Humanitarian Relief Centers.’ 

‘Unless we take immediate action that [Randalls Island] center will be full in days,’ the Adams warned. ‘And we will have to open another, and another, and another, even as winter arrives.’ 

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The mayor also claimed that if officials in Texas and Arizona, where the majority of migrants are being bussed from, had first reached out to New York to coordinate a plan, then the city would’ve been able to allocate a budget to help the migrants. 

‘But we didn’t get the support and information we asked for, and now, New York City is being forced to bare far more than its share of this national crisis.’    

 This is a developing story. 

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