Two more busloads of migrants arrived in New York City from Texas on Thursday, WPIX-TV is reporting.
The station’s Kiran Dhillon tweeted: “City says 91 new #migrants arrived in #NYC on two buses from #Texas this morning. Around 30 are children. 3 more buses are expected today.”
The additional migrants arrived the same day as New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced the city will soon be opening humanitarian relief centers to aid the hundreds of asylum seekers, who arrive in the city daily.
A statement from the city said: “As the number of asylum seekers sent to New York City continues to grow, these humanitarian relief centers will provide assistance to newly arriving individuals and families and ensure they continue to be connected to the full range of services and supports they need.
“Humanitarian relief centers will become the first touch point for arriving asylum seekers, helping people by immediately offering shelter, food, medical care, case work services, and a range of settlement options including through connections to family and friends inside and outside of New York City, in addition to, if needed, the possibility of direct referrals to alternative emergency supports or city shelter.”
Adams added: “While other leaders have abdicated their moral duty to support arriving asylum seekers, New York City refuses to do so. This is not an everyday homelessness crisis, but a humanitarian crisis that requires a different approach. That’s why the Humanitarian Emergency Response and Relief Centers will be the first touchpoint for asylum seekers that will provide them with a range of services and support as families determine their next steps. This emergency response represents what we know must be done during this humanitarian crisis, as we continue to seek assistance from our federal and state partners to continue this work.”
Migrants who do not find immediate housing will stay in the relief centers for about 24 to 96 hours and will be provided with healthcare and legal information.
New York City has always been a sanctuary city and will take care of migrants who arrive there, but Republican Govs. Greg Abbott of Texas and Ron DeSantis of Florida must not send them without coordinating with the city and others before busing people miles across the country, Adams said Sunday
“This city has always been a sanctuary city, and we’ve always managed those who wanted to come to New York City to pursue the American dream,” Adams said on ABC News’ “This Week.”
“But we’re not asking for people all over the country to send people to New York merely because they don’t want to take on their responsibility to help those who are seeking this American dream,” he said.
Reporting from Newsmax.