New York City migrants exceed city shelter system capacity
KARAH RUCKER: MIGRANTS WHO HAVE ARRIVED IN NEW YORK CITY IN THE PAST 10 MONTHS HAVE DOUBLED THE NUMBER OF HOMELESS ALREADY IN CITY SHELTERS. 46 THOUSAND MIGRANTS HAVE ARRIVED WITHIN A 10 MONTH PERIOD.
NEW YORK CITY’S MAYOR ERIC ADAMS IS OPENING THE 85TH HOTEL FOR IMMIGRANTS IN THE BIG APPLE AS THE CITY IS RUNNING OUT OF HOUSING OPTIONS. THE MAYOR IS TAKING THE LATEST HOTEL-SHELTER-OPENING AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO ASK THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR ASSISTANCE.
MAYOR ADAMS: “As the number of asylum seekers who have moved through our intake process in the last 10 months has now surpassed the total number of people who were in the city’s shelter system when I took office, it’s clear that New York City is in dire need of more support from our federal partners.”