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New York Mayor Eric Adams declared a state of emergency to address the “crisis situation” over the influx of immigrants.
Adams determined that since September an average of five to six buses per day have arrived in the American city.
Since April they have arrived More than 17,000 people from the southern border.
Republican states such as Texas and Florida have been sending immigrants to Democratic territories in recent months.
It is part of a dispute with the administration of President Joe Biden, as more and more people are arriving at the US-Mexico border.
At a press conference, Adams noted that One in five people in the city’s shelter system is an asylum seeker.
He said many of the expatriates are from families with school-age children who are in dire need of medical care.
Streaming on track is costing New York $1 billion this fiscal year, and the mayor is asking for federal and state funds to cover the costs.
“The city is going to run out of money for other priorities,” Adams said. “New York is doing everything it can, but we are reaching the limits of our ability to help.”
Tension between countries
three states, Texas, Arizona and Floridathey announced initiatives to move immigrants to Democratic-led states, defining them as “sanctuary” jurisdictions that do not have immigration laws.
The leaders of those countries say the measure is aimed at mitigating the impact of migration flows on local communities.
The transfer of immigrants seeks to increase pressure on the White House to implement mechanisms to reduce the number of people crossing the southern border of the United States, an influx that reached record numbers this year.
Adams said the city’s social services are “exploited by others for political gain”.
As part of his emergency declaration, Mayor A An executive order allows the city to allocate resources to support asylum seekers And speed up any response effort.
A spokesman for Texas Governor Greg Abbott dismissed New York Mayor’s statement.
“The real emergency is on our nation’s southern border, where small Texas border towns are being invaded and flooded by hundreds of immigrants every day while the Biden administration dumps them into their communities,” said Rina Eise.
In addition, he noted, Texas has sent about 3,100 immigrants to the state to New York in more than 60 buses.
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