(FeaturedNews.com) – On Sunday, reports were released about the first group of migrants that had been transported to a makeshift tent city in Brooklyn at around 12:30 p.m. According to the reports, the dozens of migrant families that arrived at the scene had taken one look and had decided that they did not want to stay there.
The Brooklyn Floyd Bennett Field tent shelter has drawn in a lot of criticism both because of its remote location and for other concerns relating to the shelter which is meant to provide housing to close to 2,000 migrants. However, after reaching the site, the first busload was quick to abandon the area.
New York Mayor Eric Adams stated that he has repeatedly noted that since the spring of 2022, there have been over 139,500 asylum seekers who have gone through the city’s intake system. All of those entering the system had also been given access to vital services.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul initially received approval for turning the Floyd Bennett Field into a migrant shelter camp from the Biden administration. However, Hochul has repeatedly pushed that the Biden administration needed to take further action.
Adams, in his own statement, has argued that it is necessary to use every corner of New York City in order to help provide shelter to the 65,600 migrants that were still in the city’s care, especially as more people continued to arrive weekly. He further pointed out that they did not have any options left for good shelter housing.
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