New York City has a shelter crisis and Mayor Eric Adams has declared a state of emergency.
According to a report from Fox News, Adams declared the emergency Friday morning in response to the 17,000 migrants that have been bused from the southern border to the Big Apple; it’s causing a shelter surge that NYC is unable to handle.
Adams said that 1 in five of people in the city’s shelter system is a migrant, which is creating a “crisis,” he said.
“This is a humanitarian crisis that started with violence and instability in South America and is being accelerated by American political dynamics,” Adam said Friday. “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.”
“This crisis is not of our own making but one that will affect everyone in this city, now and in the months ahead,” he said. “New Yorkers deserve to know why this is happening and what we plan to do.”
From Fox News:
Norwegian Cruise Line confirmed on Saturday that New York City has approached the company inquiring about using a cruise ship to house an influx of illegal immigrants to the city but said no deal has yet been reached.
“The chartering of cruise ships to companies, government entities and other organizations for various uses is a standard business practice across our industry,” a spokesperson for Norwegian Cruise Line said in a statement to Fox News Digital. “While we can confirm that New York City has approached us about a potential charter of a cruise vessel, no agreement has been reached and we cannot speculate about the outcome of any ongoing business discussions.”
Watch the clip below:
NYC Mayor Eric Adams declares a state of emergency as incoming flow of asylum seekers is “straining the limits” of a shelter system intended to provide services for New Yorkers in need. pic.twitter.com/jb4C4Uarks
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