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New York City Mayor Eric Adams is pointing fingers after a migrant woman in an NYC shelter took her own life over the weekend; he says “the failure was on the governors” who are bussing migrants from the border.
“The thousands of asylum seekers we have seen arrive in our city came to this country seeking a better life,” Adams said in the statement Monday. “Sadly though, yesterday, an asylum seeker in one of our facilities took her own life. Our hearts break for this young woman and any loved ones she may have, and we, as a city, mourn her. This tragedy is a reminder that we have an obligation to do everything in our power to help those in need.”
“Among other services available at the Asylum Seeker Resource Navigation Center is mental health care,” Adams added. “I encourage all asylum seekers who need mental health support to utilize these services, and anyone in our city struggling with anxiety, depression, or mental health challenges of any kind to call 888-NYC-WELL. We are here for you.”
“This is not a failure of those men and women, those city employees who have stayed up late at night, been at the bus station and navigated,” Adams said. “They are hardworking civil servants.”
“The failure was the governors that sent people on a multi-day bus ride without proper food, without medical care, without the basic necessities,” Adams said. “That’s the failure. And we didn’t fail in this city. This city is helping people.”
“I think the governor of Texas and others are at fault for creating this man-made humanitarian crisis,” he added.
New York City is certainly feeling the strain of the migrant influx, with Mayor Adams now considering housing migrants on cruise ships. Adams dropped the news while speaking on WCBS’s The Point with Marcia Kramer on Sunday.
“[W]e examined everything from the legality of using any type of cruise ship for temporary housing. We’re looking at everything to see, how do we deal with this?” Adams told Kramer.
“I want to pursue this thing about the cruise ships. Is that really a possibility that you might be able to do that?” Kramer asked.
“We’re looking at that,” Adams responded.
“We are predicted with the influx of opening, probably, 38 additional emergency shelters. So we have to find temporary measures to address this issue,” he later added.
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Democrat NYC Mayor Eric Adams says he's considering housing illegal immigrants on cruise ships. pic.twitter.com/0iTwxtQhO5
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