As the migrant crisis in New York City continues to grow, Mayor Adams announced that a cruise ship in Brooklyn will now be used to provide shelter and services.
This is the fifth emergency response center to open in the city, as more than 41,000 migrants have arrived in New York in recent months. Mayor Adams says they need federal help to deal with the problem.
“We continue to surpass both our moral and legal obligations and meet the needs of people arriving in New York, but as the number of asylum seekers continues to grow, we are in serious need of support from both our state and federal governments,” Adams said.
The ship will continue to be used until the Spring when cruise season begins.
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