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On Friday, New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) sounded the alarm as the city is at its “breaking point” in terms of the number of migrants it has taken in over the past year.

“We are at our breaking point. Based off our projections, we anticipate being unable to continue sheltering arriving asylum seekers on our own and have submitted an emergency mutual aid request to the State of New York beginning this weekend,” he said in a statement. “This type of request, reserved only for dire emergencies, asks the state for support to shelter arriving asylum seekers as the city faces an immediate need for additional capacity.”

“Our initial request is for shelter to accommodate 500 asylum seekers, but, as New York City continues to see numbers balloon, this estimate will increase as well,” the mayor explained. “Three months ago, I spoke directly to New Yorkers about the crisis of asylum seekers that has driven our shelter system to record levels and strained our city.”

“On that day, I said we would surpass the highest number of people in recorded history in our city’s shelter system and that every day after we would set a new record,” Adams stated. “We are now seeing more people arrive than we have ever seen — averaging over 400 people each day this last week, with 835 asylum seekers arriving on one single day alone, the largest single-day arrival we’ve seen to date. All this is pushing New York City to the brink.”

The city has reportedly brought in 3,100 migrants in the past week, according to Fox News.


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“The absence of sorely needed federal immigration reform should not mean that this humanitarian crisis falls only on the shoulders of cities,” Adams added. “We need support and aid from our federal and state partners and look forward to working together to meet this crisis head-on.”

As previously reported by the DC Enquirer, Eric Adams has repeatedly called on the Biden administration to take action to ease the flow of migrants coming to the New York locality.

Governors across the country have sent migrants to the sanctuary city in an effort to alleviate their own populations, however, for Adams, who has regularly utilized city resources to provide for the arrivals, it is getting out of hand.

Earlier this month, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D-CO) began busing migrants to New York City in hopes of lessening the burden of immigration on residents and Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) has continued to bus migrants to the city.

On Wednesday, the Texas governor announced that over 5,200 migrants have been sent via the state’s voluntary busing program to the nation’s largest metroplex.

As migrants continue to flow to New York City, Eric Adams needs to call upon President Biden directly to solve the issue of unchecked immigration at the southern border. In order to protect his own citizens and ensure city resources are reserved for the citizens of the city rather than illegal migrants.

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