New York City Mayor Eric Adams declared a state of emergency Friday over the influx of migrants into the Big Apple and estimated it will cost $1 billion to provide them with shelter space and social services.
Hizzoner made the announcements in a speech at City Hall in which he declared that the influx of migrants from south of the border had stretched the city’s social-safety net to its breaking point and pushed its shelter population to an all-time high.
“We are in a crisis situation,” Adams said. “This is a humanitarian crisis that started with violence and instability in South America, and it’s being accelerated by American political dynamics.
“This crisis is not of our own making, but one that will affect everyone in this city now and in the months ahead.”