Mayor Adams calls on federal government for more assistance with NYC's migrant crisis
Mayor Eric Adams and other city officials are asking for more federal assistance with the city's migrant crisis.
Over 55,000 asylum seekers have had some level of interaction with the city's shelter system, and New York City officials say they can't continue to deal with this crisis on their own.
Mayor Eric Adams, along with other city leaders, gathered at City Hall to call on President Joe Biden and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to reinstate temporary protected to status to migrants coming from Venezuela, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, South Sudan, Sudan and Cameroon.
Adams is also requesting an expansion of humanitarian parole and a surge of U.S. citizenship and immigration services. They say these steps taken by the executive branch will authorize these asylum seekers to become employed.
Adams thanked Public Advocate Jumaane Williams for having his boots on the ground in the nation's capital asking what they plan on doing to help with the asylum seekers.