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NYC Mayor Declares State Of Emergency After Influx Of 1,700+ Migrants

Column of migrants near the state borders. Fence and barbed wire. Surveillance, supervised. Refugees and immigrants

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As the governors of Florida and Texas continue sending unsolicited busloads of migrants to northern sanctuary cities, New York City Mayor Eric Adams has just responded by declaring a state of emergency.

Adams, who made the declaration on Friday, says more than 1,700 migrants have been shipped to New York in recent months, straining the city's shelters.

At least one in five people now living in an NYC shelter is a migrant, Adams notes.

"This is a humanitarian crisis that started with violence and instability in South America and is being accelerated by American political dynamics," Adams says. "Thousands of asylum seekers have been bused into New York City and simply dropped off, without notice, coordination, or care — and more are arriving every day. This crisis is not of our own making but one that will affect everyone in this city, now and in the months ahead."

Read the full report on AP News.

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