NYC Mayor Adams Declares a State of Emergency Over the Migrant Crisis

On Friday, New York City's mayor Eric Adams declared a state of emergency as 17,000 migrants flood the city. 

Adams said the city planned to spend $1 billion on the response and called for federal and state funding to help pay for services and housing for the busloads of migrants straining the homeless shelter system.

According to the mayor, 42 emergency shelters have been set up and 5,000 children have been enrolled in schools. 

In order to provide services to migrants, he said, the city desperately needs more help. 

Adams has criticized Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas for failing to coordinate with his administration on migrant arrivals and has called on him to stop sending buses to New York. 

According to a statement released by the Legal Aid Society and Coalition for the Homeless,   that the homelessness crisis has been building for many years.

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