Big Tents Will Shelter Migrants In NYC

Mayor Adams has announced that New York City will be putting up tents to help provide shelter to the migrants who are arriving here.

They’ll officially be known as Humanitarian Emergency Response and Relief Centers. They are described as the “first touch point” for migrants by officering them food, shelter, medical care and other forms of assistance.

“Like the generations that came to our city before, New York will provide the thousands now coming to our city with the foundation to build a better life,” Adams said.

It’s expected that those seeking asylum will stay in the tents for one-to-four days before they’re placed in the city’s shelter system. Adams said the city has now welcomed more than 13,000 migrants.

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