On Friday, New York declared a state of emergency due to the humanitarian catastrophe caused by the influx of thousands of asylum seekers from out-of-state.
Adams signed Emergency Executive Order 224, which instructs “all relevant city agencies to coordinate their efforts to respond to the asylum seeker humanitarian crisis and construct the city’s Humanitarian Emergency Response and Relief Centers,” according to a statement from City Hall. Adams criticized Texas Governor Greg Abbott for escalating the problem.
We could be talking about 100,000 individuals early in the following year, according to Adams, who told reporters.
Since “this humanitarian disaster began,” New York City has taken “quick and urgent action” with “almost no cooperation with states sending them,” opening 42 hotels as emergency shelters and enrolling 5,500 migrant children in public schools.
The mayor receives an A3, accusing him of making matters worse by “lying” about his part in helping refugees reach New York and for being “untrustworthy.”
On Friday, a spokeswoman for Abbott could not be reached for comment.
Sending immigrants to other states has been Abbott, other GOP governors, and at least one big city Democratic mayor.
Adams urged all parties to come to a consensus and halt the careless transportation of people.
To ensure that these asylum seekers are dispersed over the entire nation, Adams said, “I think the challenge is to conduct a decompression strategy from the national government.” “We should all be working to solve this problem,”
The city’s limited resources, according to the mayor, are being strained as officials work to give migrants access to accommodation, food, transportation, healthcare, and administrative support.
New York has served as an example of how to use infrastructure to address a catastrophe and ensure that people are treated with humanity, “added Adams.
“Therefore, we are not stating, “Well, here’s what we must do.” No. We’re stating that this is what we ought to do morally.
The municipal council members who are supposedly demanding action on the influx yet are unwilling to shoulder any of the burden were also reprimanded by the mayor.
Adams answered, “House people, but not in my district.” You cannot choose between them.
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