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NYC, Chicago Reach ‘Breaking Point’ From Migrant Influx

J.B. Pritzker
J.B. PritzkerPhotographer: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images
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Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker issued an emergency disaster proclamation after hundreds of asylum seekers poured into Chicago by bus from Texas, while New York City Mayor Eric Adams said a similar influx has brought the city to a “breaking point.”

Adams said New York is struggling to shelter, educate and provide health-care to a rush of migrants largely from Central and South America. The Wednesday statement followed criticism from legal aid advocates that said dozens of men were illegally denied shelter earlier in the city.