New data reveals more information about NYC migrant crisis
New York City has revealed new data regarding the ongoing migrant crisis.
Over 110,000 people are currently in the city’s homeless shelters, with 59,000 of them being asylum seekers, according to city data. Officials say since last spring, over 104,000 asylum seekers have arrived in the five boroughs, resulting in the opening of 15 large-scale humanitarian relief centers and over 200 smaller support sites.
City officials say that last week, over 3,100 asylum seekers entered the system. Deputy Mayor Anne Williams-Isom says that this is more of an immigration issue than a homelessness issue, echoing Mayor Eric Adams’ previous calls for increased state and federal aid.
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The two newest relief centers are already up and running – Creedmoor currently is housing 800 of a possible 1,000 migrants, and the Randall’s Island relief center is housing 350 of a possible 3,000 migrants.
The state Supreme Court heard arguments today as the city is challenging the right to shelter mandate. No decision was made, and the next court date is scheduled for Sept. 18.