Mayor Adams tours new migrant welcome center in Manhattan
The Asylum Seeker Resource Navigation Center is officially up and running in Manhattan, and Mayor Eric Adams visited the site today for an exclusive tour.
The center is designed to assist an unprecedented number of migrants being sent to New York City. Adams took a tour in Manhattan and says not only the migrants need help, but so does the city.
"We're not stopping at the bare minimum of right to shelter. We're going beyond that to make sure people have the right to a decent life here in our city," Adams says.
The center is located in Red Cross Headquarters on West 49th Street, and it's being run by Catholic Charities of New York through a city contract.
Asylum seekers being bused there from Texas and beyond can get free and confidential help with things like health insurance enrollment, school enrollment, counseling and legal services.
Adams says the city has scrambled to welcome more than 11,000 migrants over the last few months, and now city officials are turning to the White House for help.
With four to six buses arriving a day, the mayor is looking for more space, emergency hotels and shelters. They've opened 23 so far.