Democrat Mayor Calls for More Resources To Address Influx of Migrants

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( – In an official visit to El Paso, New York City Mayor Eric Adams noted during a brief press conference that El Paso and New York City were both facing the brunt of the migration crisis. He further added that he would look for ways to push the federal government to provide funds so that American cities can have access to the necessary resources in order to handle the influx of migrants who are entering the country. A large number of immigrants from Latin America have been entering the U.S.A. in search of refuge away from the economic and political devastation they face in their countries.

This was Adams’s first visit as President to the border city. In October, Adams issued an emergency declaration in New York City after stating that the city was struggling to accommodate a large number of released migrants. CBS News reported that during Sunday’s press conference, Adams added that this is not only happening to New York but also Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington.

Adams continued to say that federal support was necessary for handling the migration crisis. He also added that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) needed to “step up” and start providing the necessary resources and operations necessary nationwide so that cities can handle the incoming migrants.

He finished by saying that currently, New York City has reached the limit of how many migrants they can take. He added that there is no shelter space to house everyone and that both migrants and New Yorkers deserve better.

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