- New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Wednesday called for the federal government to declare a state of emergency to manage the “crisis” at the border, saying the influx of asylum seekers could end up costing the city billions of dollars in the coming years.
- Adams said more than 57,000 migrants are under the city’s care on an average night and nearly 100,000 asylum seekers have sought shelter there since last year.
- At a news conference Wednesday, Adams said a federal state of emergency would “allow federal funds to be allocated quickly to help address the urgent challenges we face.”
- Adams declared a state of emergency for New York City in October.
- An official from the Department of Homeland Security pointed to the “more than $140 million in federal funding to New York City, more than any other interior city.”
- In his remarks Wednesday, Adams said the city would not “abandon our brothers and sisters seeking the American dream.”
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