Buses carrying more migrants arrive in NYC as mayor says city is running out of money to support them

Dozens of migrants filed into the building on East 20th Street and 3rd Avenue, where they are reported to stay temporarily before transitioning into more permanent housing.

News 12 Staff

May 5, 2023, 11:05 AM

Updated 379 days ago

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More buses carrying migrants arrived at the NYPD training academy in Manhattan overnight.
This is the first time that the police training academy has been used to welcome migrants, possibly as a new relief site.
Dozens of migrants filed into the building on East 20th Street and 3rd Avenue, where they are reported to stay temporarily before transitioning into more permanent housing. A yellow school bus carrying dozens of male asylum seekers also arrived shortly after.
At this time, it's unclear what the inside of the police academy looks like and how many migrants it is equipped to house if it is used as a relief site.
Mayor Eric Adams has made it clear to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott that the city is running out of the money to keep offering sanctuary to migrants, spending more than $8 billion. However, even more asylum seekers are expected to arrive next week as Title 42 is set to expire.
The mayor’s office released a statement:

Last night, hundreds of asylum seekers arrived in New York City, after hundreds more arrived the day before, and thousands more in the days and week earlier. Once again, we are stepping up, in the absence of a national solution to this national crisis and are coming up with our own decompression strategy. New York City has single-handedly opened up 122 emergency shelters and eight large-scale humanitarian relief centers in the last year. But we are now receiving reports that a network of activists are organizing large-scale arrivals of asylum seekers to New York City via plane, bus, and other modes of transportation — taking advantage of city and state laws and luring them here with false promises. As a result, yesterday alone, we received hundreds of additional asylum seekers and we reached our limit of new shelters we could open. We currently have no other options but to temporarily house recent arrivals in gyms. We’ve been asking for support for a year, and now with Title 42 being lifted next week and with hundreds of asylum seekers already arriving in New York City every day, we desperately need federal and state support more than ever to quickly manage this crisis.



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