New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) on Friday declared a state of emergency over the influx of illegal aliens.
According to reports, five or six busloads of illegals are arriving from Texas to New York City each day.
Adams lashed out at Abbott and accused the Texas governor of exploiting New York City’s compassion.
“Although our compassion is limitless, our resources are not,” Adams said. “This is unsustainable.”
Adams said the influx of illegals is “straining” the City’s ability to take care of New Yorkers in need.
More than 17,000 illegals have been bussed into New York City in the last few months, according to ABC 7 NY.
ABC 7 NY reported:
The number of people in New York City shelters is setting new records daily amid the unyielding arrival of asylum seekers bussed from Texas and elsewhere.
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
5,500 migrant children have been enrolled in city schools.
Of the 61,000 people in shelters, 20,000 are children. One on five is an asylum seeker.
More than 17,000 asylum seekers have been bussed to NYC.
Breaking: Mayor Adams is declaring a state of emergency as he confirms the city is expected to spend at least $1 billion by next June to address the ongoing migrant crisis. pic.twitter.com/6A8vyhCf9v
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