NYC opens new resource center for asylum seekers as Texas continues to send buses
New York, New York - Mayor Eric Adams announced Thursday that the city has opened a new Asylum Seeker Resource Navigation Center as buses of refugees and migrants continue to be sent from Texas.
The mayor was at the new facility, located in the American Red Cross of Greater New York headquarters, to deliver remarks and answer questions.
"Our city continues to welcome the thousands of families who have arrived in New York City in the last few months, but, today, we are announcing a one-stop-shop for those seeking asylum to receive free and confidential help accessing the important services and resources that will help them integrate and thrive in New York City," he explained.
The facility's opening comes shortly after Adams warned on Tuesday that NYC's system "is nearing its breaking point," and stressed that "prior practices... must be reassessed."
According to the city's website, the center will be open to migrants and refugees that arrived on or after January 1. That's when Texas governor Greg Abbott began regularly sending buses of people to the Big Apple, using them as props in his attempts to highlight the situation at the southern border.
Adams said that the center will assist the over 11,000 asylum seekers that have been sent so far by Abbott.
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