NYC Mayor: City Struggling to Accommodate Asylum Seekers from Southern Border

NYC Mayor: City Struggling to Accommodate Asylum Seekers from Southern Border

NEW YORK (AP) – There are few places in the U.S. with a more deeply ingrained reputation as a refuge for immigrants than New York City.

But for Mayor Eric Adams, reconciling that image with an influx of migrants sent to the city as part of a political tactic from several Republican governors is proving difficult.

Adams said the city is struggling to accommodate asylum seekers, leading him to explore whether New York can ease its practices for sheltering the homeless or even temporarily house migrants on cruise ships.

He is one of several leaders of Democratic-leaning jurisdictions facing a sudden test of their commitment to being “sanctuary” cities or states.

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