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Adams Scolds Republican Governors After Migrant Mother Dies by Suicide

  • Mayor Adams says woman was ‘traumatized’ by experience
  • GOP governors have been sending migrants by bus to cities
Members of the media document the arrival of migrants arriving on a bus from Texas to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York, on Aug. 30, 2022.

Members of the media document the arrival of migrants arriving on a bus from Texas to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York, on Aug. 30, 2022.

Photographer: Yuki Iwamura/Bloomberg

An asylum-seeker died by suicide in a New York shelter on Sunday, Mayor Eric Adams said, as the city faces an influx of migrants sent by Republican governors from other states.

The mayor said in a statement that the death “is a reminder that we have an obligation to do everything in our power to help those in need,” and pointed to a recently opened resource center that has mental health services as an option for asylum-seekers.