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    Mayor Adams Opens Two College Buildings to House 800 Migrants in New York City

    Mayor Eric Adams marches with local immigrantsPhoto byTwitter

    New York City Mayor Eric Adams made an announcement on the opening of two more migrant shelters. These are college buildings that were used for housing.

    The new shelters are at Amsterdam Residence Hall at 205 and 207 West 85th Street and 117 West 70th Street also called The Stratford Arms. These shelters will hold up to 800 migrants of adult couples or single women.

    Since Texas began bussing migrants to New York City last year, Governor Greg Abbott has bussed over 7,000 migrants to the City. El Paso, Texas Mayor Oscar Leeser also bussed 10,713 migrants to the city.

    Other migrants also made their way to New York.

    On Monday, June 12, Mayor Adams said:

    “New York City is facing a humanitarian crisis unlike any other before. With more than 47,000 asylum seekers still in the city’s care and thousands continuing to arrive each week, we need a national decompression strategy to handle this national issue. New York City has stepped up, opening nearly 170 emergency sites to provide temporary shelter but without federal aid and a strategy to move migrants around the nation we are unable to continue treating arriving asylum seekers with the dignity and compassion that they deserve.”

    Over the past year, 74,000 migrants arrived in New York City and Adams has to provide support for 47,000.

    Mayor Adams has tried everything to find temporary shelter including renting hotels, cruise ships, erecting a tent, churches, and bussing migrants to upstate New York.

    This has become a new part of his role as New York City’s mayor.

    Where else do you think Mayor Adams will house migrants in New York?

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