“Our city is at its breaking point” said New York City Mayor Eric Adams in reference to the overwhelming amount of migrants transcending upon the city. A plight southern border states have dealt with increasingly since President Joe Biden took office, the Big Apple is beginning to feel its own desperation.
Over the weekend, Adams announced that the city’s cruise ship terminal will temporarily be used as a migrant shelter and intake center to help address the unprecedented influx of asylum-seekers. “Our city is at its breaking point,” said Adams, who has requested federal and state assistance.
“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,” the mayor said.
The Brooklyn Cruise Terminal will house, provide food, medical care, and other services for 1,000 single men until the spring, the mayor’s office said in a press release.
National Review reports that so far, 41,000 asylum seekers have arrived in New York since April. Over 28,000 of them are being taken care of by the city, overwhelming the city’s shelter system. In response, the city has set up five “Humanitarian Emergency Response and Relief” centers and has been using around 77 hotels as emergency shelters.
Mayor Adams attempted to build a center for migrants at a parking lot in the Bronx, but it was quickly shut down due to concerns of storm flooding. He also tried to build a complex of tents on Randall’s island, only for it to be closed three weeks later “after migrants failed to arrive.”
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On Wednesday afternoon, Congressman Andy Biggs (R-AZ) will unveil his 118th Congress impeachment articles against Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. Biggs, along with dozens of Republican congressional members, will hold a press conference at The House Triangle in the United States Capitol.
At least 15 members of Congress will provide remarks advocating for the impeachment of Secretary Mayorkas. Congressman Biggs was the first member of Congress to introduce articles of impeachment against Mayorkas, as early as August 2021.
The escalating border crisis during the Biden administration has led Biggs and other members to conclude Mayorkas’ “dereliction of duty in protecting our nation’s borders constituted high crimes and misdemeanors.”
In late December, The Washington Examiner reported on Biggs’ cited three examples of how he said Mayorkas broke the law.
“First, Secretary Mayorkas has failed to maintain operational control of the border as required under the law,” he said, quoting the Secure Fence Act of 2006’s definition of operational control as “the prevention of all unlawful entries into the United States, including entries by terrorists, other unlawful aliens, instruments of terrorism, narcotics, and other contraband.”
He added: “Second, he may have lied to Congress when he testified that he was maintaining operational control of the border.
The third illegal action, Biggs said, was how Mayorkas had not detained illegal immigrants and instead released more than 1 million people into the U.S.
“The law is clear illegal aliens shall be detained,” Biggs said.
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