New York overwhelmed by an influx of migrants from Texas

Migrant buses have been arriving in New York for more than a week, caught in the middle of a cynical political tussle between the governor of Texas and the city’s new mayor, Eric Adams. Thursday, September 22, the city councilor announced that the city would open emergency centers to temporarily accommodate new arrivals, including tents to accommodate adults traveling alone.

“This is not a usual crisis of emergency accommodation, it is a humanitarian crisis that requires other responses”, Eric Adams said in a statement. The number of exiles, mostly from South America, hosted in shelters exceeded 10,000, notes the New York Times.

The population accommodated in the city’s homeless accommodation system is increasing at an unprecedented speed: more than 25% since mid-May, to reach 58,000 people. In the past week alone, 2,200 migrants have been picked up.

“Right to shelter”

The situation of New York is particular, because it is the only city in the United States legally bound to guarantee a “right to shelter

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