NY declares state of emergency due to immigration crisis

the mayor of New York Eric Adamsissued a declaration of emergency by the humanitarian crisis of asylum seekers, after the southern states of the United States sent thousands of migrants by bus to the city.

“New York City is forced to bear much more than its share in a national crisis caused by political motivations”denounced the president in a message through social networks.

Since April, thousands of asylum seekers have been bused from the border states of Texas and Arizona towards Washington, New York and Chicago, in a political dispute over border security.

The Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, a Republican seeking re-election in November, has bused more than 11,000 to those cities, actions criticized by Democrats.

Just the border town of Step it has flown about 7,000 immigrants to NY since the end of August and has sent more than 1,800 to Chicago. This Thursday, new trucks left that town for these cities.

The government of the President of the United States, Joe Bidenand Democratic mayors who greet the people have criticized Republican governors, claiming that these campaigns resources are depleted.

On September 22, the New York government announced that it would open new emergency centers to house displaced people. However, this Friday, the governor maintained that shelters are almost at 100% capacity and an average of 5 to 6 buses arrive per day.

According to the official, since April this year, around 17 thousand migrants They have been transported by land to the city from the southern border of the country and affirmed that this Friday NY will exceed the highest number of asylum seekers in the history registered in its refuge system that have arrived in the city.

“New York City has already done more than almost any other city to support this influx of asylum seekers,” he declared during a press conference, denouncing that they have not received the necessary support.

Given this, the mayor asked for federal and state aid. He stated that they are necessary legislation that allows these groups to work legally “now, not in six months” and as well as a coordinated effort to move them to other cities in the country “to make sure that everyone is doing their part.”

Lastly, he demanded immigration reform to offer a “safe and legal path to the American dream.”

(With information from Reuters)