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New York Mayor Adams Declares State of Emergency Over Migrant Crisis

  • Mayor directs relevant agencies to construct relief centers
  • City will spend $1 billion in fiscal year on asylum-seekers
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New York Mayor Eric Adams declared a state of emergency over the city’s migrant crisis, saying that the recent arrival of more than 17,000 asylum-seekers from Central America and South America is straining the city’s resources. 

As part of the order, Adams directed all relevant agencies to construct humanitarian relief centers to provide assistance.