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NYC Mayor Adams says migrant influx will cost city over $1 billion this fiscal year

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New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Friday said that the migrant "crisis" that the Big Apple is facing will cost the city at least $1 billion by the end of the fiscal year — as he declared a state of emergency and again appealed for federal aid and for other states to help. "My fellow New Yorkers, we are in a crisis situation," the Democratic mayor said on Friday.

He said that of the 61,000 people in the NYC shelter system, one in five are migrants as thousands have arrived either on their own or with the help of buses from Texas — being run by the Democratic mayor of El Paso and Republican Gov.

Greg Abbott. Nine buses were expected to arrive in New York on Saturday filled with migrants from Texas, several others arrived in the city Friday. "This is a humanitarian crisis that started with violence and instability in South America, and it is being accelerated by American political dynamics," he said. "Thousands of asylum seekers have been bused into New York City and simply dropped off without notice, coordination or care and more are arriving every day.This crisis is not of our own making, but one that will affect everyone in this city, now and in the months ahead." Migrants leave for a shelter from the Port Authority bus terminal in New York, the United States, on Sept.

27, 2022.  ((Photo by Michael Nagle/Xinhua via Getty Images)) Adams on Friday said that the costs have ballooned as the city provides shelter, food, schooling, healthcare, and other "institutional support." The city is using dozens of hotels to house migrants and has worked on a deal with Norwegian Cruise Lines for more housing. "We expect to spend at least $1 billion by the end of the fiscal year on this crisis.

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