NYC declares emergency over migrant arrivals

BY - Akkas Molla

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On Friday, New York Mayor Eric Adams declared a state of emergency

 And announced an executive order to suspend land use requirements to help the city cope with the influx of people.

Adams said he was "angry" the city's compassion was being "exploited by others for political gain"

 And what he called a "humanitarian crisis" the mayor said is being "accelerated by American politics dynamics.

"There are 61,000 people currently in the shelter system, "straining our ability to care for New Yorkers in need," Adams said.

He expects the city will have spent $1 billion by the end of the fiscal year.

There are 5,500 migrant children enrolled in city schools.

 "Of the 61,000 people in shelters, 20,000 are children. One in five is an asylum-seeker.

 More than 17,000 asylum seekers have been bused to New York City.

Mayor Adams, in an exchange with reporters, said the situation with asylum seekers "should be handled at the border.

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 He called for a national strategy to spread asylum seekers throughout the country so they're absorbed by multiple cities.

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