The Mayor of New York City has declared a state of emergency in the city due to an influx of migrants
New York Mayor Eric Adams announced the introduction of an emergency situation (ES) due to the influx into the city of illegal migrants and refugees. He announced this on Friday, October 7, at a press conference.
“I am declaring a state of emergency in New York City and am issuing an executive order that will formally direct all relevant agencies to coordinate efforts to establish humanitarian relief centers,” Adams is quoted on the city government website.
According to his data, since the spring of this year, more than 17 thousand people arrived in New York City, mainly from South America. The mayor noted that the majority of migrants are adults who can not legally work in the United States. In total, there are more than 61,000 people in temporary shelters, of which almost 20,000 are children.
The mayor stressed that if the situation does not improve and the flow of illegal migrants continues to grow, the number of refugees will reach 100,000 next year. And then the city will not be able to fund other projects.
Adams also asked city residents to provide housing for migrants and homeless people whenever possible.
“We will also announce a partnership through which New Yorkers can host asylum seekers and homeless people. New Yorkers have always cared about our immigrant brothers and sisters,” the mayor added.
On September 22, former U.S. President Donald Trump promised to deport millions of people from the country if he is elected head of state in 2024. He added that incumbent President Joe Biden and his open borders policies were to blame for the existence of the illegal migration problem.
On August 8, the analytical company Gallup said that the number of citizens in the U.S. who want to reduce the number of immigrants has increased. According to the poll, 38 percent of Americans want immigration to decrease.
On June 10, 20 countries in the Western Hemisphere, including the U.S., adopted a declaration on migration at the Summit of the Americas committing to cooperate on emergency response and humanitarian assistance in situations of mass refugee migration.