New York City Mayor Eric Adams reportedly has requested about $1 billion in federal funding to help handle a sudden influx of migrants, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confirmed to the New York Post this week.
FEMA’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program's National Board told the Post that the city has sent a fundraising request. The the office added that it is "reviewing their application," but said it "does not share information regarding pending applications and will only share award amounts upon application approval."
The Post reports that according to New York City Hall, the city currently has about 21,000 migrants in taxpayer-funded housing out of about 30,000 migrants currently living in the city.
Adams declared a state of emergency in October due to the rising number of asylum seekers in the city, which at the time was around 17,000 people.
"This is unsustainable," Adams said at the time, according to the Post.
"New York City is doing all we can but we are reaching the outer limit of our ability to help," he added.
Adams later slammed Republican governors for implementing policies to bus people to northern cities, saying, "This is a humanitarian crisis that started with violence and instability in South America, and it’s being accelerated by American political dynamics."
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