New York City declares state of emergency over migrant 'crisis situation'
New York City Mayor Eric Adams has declared a state of emergency to address a "crisis situation" over an influx of migrants, News.az reports citing BBC.
More than 17,000 have arrived in the city from the southern border since April.
Republican states like Texas and Florida have been sending migrants to Democratic areas in recent months.
It's part of a row with the Biden administration as the number of people arriving at the US-Mexico border grows.
Since September, an average of five to six buses have been arriving in the city each day, Mr Adams said at a press conference on Friday. He said that one in five people in the city shelter system is currently an asylum seeker.
Many of those arriving are families with school-aged children and are in serious need of medical care,he said.
The influx is on track to cost New York $1bn (£900m) this fiscal year, and the mayor is calling for federal and state funding to help with the costs.
"The city is going to run out of funding for other priorities," Mr Adams said. "New York City is doing all we can, but we are reaching the outer limit of our ability to help."
Three states - Texas, Arizona and Florida - have announced initiatives to move migrants to Democratic-led ones, which they have accused of being "sanctuary" jurisdictions that fail to enforce immigration laws.