New York City’s homeless shelters are being overrun with asylum-seeking migrants as the nation’s immigration crisis continues to worsen — with nearly 3,000 arriving in recent weeks, Mayor Eric Adams warned Monday.
Adams called on President Biden to send “additional federal resources immediately” so the city can handle the overflow.
“If we do not get these urgently needed resources, we may struggle to provide the proper level of support our clients deserve, while also facing challenges as we serve both a rapidly growing shelter population and new clients who are seeking asylum,” Adams said in a prepared statement.
Adams said the added migrant burden included families “arriving on buses sent by the Texas and Arizona governments” but in other cases, he said, “it appears that individuals are being sent by the federal government.”
Adams became the second big-city mayor in recent days to fault the federal government for the influx of migrants into local homeless shelters.
On Sunday, Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser called the problem “a very significant issue.”