NYC Mayor Adams says city is at ‘breaking point’ with arrival of migrants sent from Texas
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New York City Mayor Eric Adams said Wednesday that the city is at “breaking point” because of thousands of immigrants. Shipped by bus from Texas. in recent weeks.
“Over the past few months, we have seen an unprecedented increase in the influx of asylum seekers across the southern border,” Adams said Wednesday.
“In this new and unpredictable reality, where we expect thousands more people to arrive each week moving forward, the city system is nearing its breaking point. As a result, previous city practices, which once served thousands There was no thought of busing people. In New York Cityneeds to be re-evaluated.”
Texas Governor Greg Abbott is busing migrants to New York City, Washington, D.C. and Chicago in an effort to provide relief to border cities and raise awareness of the crisis.
Since early August, Texas has sent more than 2,200 immigrants to New York City, 7,900 immigrants to the nation’s capital and nearly 300 immigrants to Chicago.
“They’re all concerned about a dozen or so. A few hundred refugees coming into their town,” Gov. Abbott told Fox News earlier this week. “We get that number hourly in almost every community across the border. So we’re dealing with that all the time.”
Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser said. Asked twice to activate the National Guard But the Pentagon has rejected both requests “to help prevent a protracted humanitarian crisis resulting from the daily influx of migrants into our nation’s capital.”
Texas sent buses of immigrants to Chicago for the first time, dropping them off at the train station
Illinois Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker On Tuesday, it said it was mobilizing 75 National Guard troops to help with the influx of refugees, accusing Gov. Abbott of “heartless politics over the people.”
More than two million migrants have crossed the southern border so far this fiscal year, a new record high, with more than 200,000 incidents in each of the past four months.
Texas launched Operation Lone Star last year, giving the National Guard the authority to crack down on crime along the border.
Mayor Adams of NYC sent a delegation to the southern border amid conflict with the Texas government. Abbott on migrant buses
As of March 2021, more than 302,000 immigrants have been apprehended through Operation Lone Star in Texas alone, resulting in more than 19,700 criminal arrests and $340 million in forfeitures. Fatal doses of fentanyl According to Abbott.
Meanwhile, Mayor Adams said that “no city official, lawyer, or court can ever consider the ‘reality’ of the refugee crisis.”
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“Since May, this administration has single-handedly, safely and effectively provided shelter, health care, education and other services to more than 11,000 people in Central and South America,” Adams said. Who are looking for a better life.” Wednesday.
“While some may want to use these extraordinary circumstances as an opportunity to play an unproductive game, we remain focused on helping each and every one of the individuals and families who need our city’s help. “