US After storms, NYC moving location of planned migrant shelter
As shelters fill, NYC to house migrants in tents
The tents are among an array of options - from cruise ships to summer camps - the city is considering as it seeks housing.Thousands of migrants have been bused into the city as part of a campaign by Republican governors to disrupt federal border policies, and New York City has received the most asylum seekers in recent months.
NEW YORK (AP) — A facility using giant tents to temporarily house migrants being sent to New York City will now be located closer to Manhattan instead of a remote corner of the Bronx, Mayor Eric Adams announced Monday, after weekend storms raised concerns over flooding at the original site.
The city's humanitarian relief center will now be on Randall's Island, which sits in the waters between Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx.
It had previously been slated for a parking lot at Orchard Beach, in the northeast part of the Bronx on Long Island Sound, where access to public transportation is limited.
Images online showed water ponding in the area following rainfall over the weekend.
Trucks arrive in the Bronx to begin construction of huge tent city for 1,000 illegal immigrants
Workers were seen on Monday bringing construction equipment to Orchard Beach in the Bronx, where the first of two tent camps housing migrants will be sited.Eric Adams, the mayor of New York City, last week announced the creation of the tents to house the influx of migrants.
In a statement announcing the change, Adams said while the city could have made the original site work, moving the center “is the most efficient and effective path forward."
He said the new site would open in around the same time as the original one, although he didn't specify when that would be, and would house 500 people.
In recent months, New York City has seen an unexpected increase in migrants seeking asylum in the United States,from other states including Texas and Arizona.
The influx has put a strain on the city's shelter system, leading officials to look for places to house people and proposing the.
The city's plan for Orchard Beach was met with concern by immigration advocates, who cited its inaccessibility among their criticisms.
El Paso's new dashboard shows the thousands of migrants it serves, and how many it sends north on buses .
Amid a spike in migrant encounters at the southern border, the City of El Paso, Texas, launched a migrant dashboard Saturday to follow activity at its welcome center. The city has served more than 14,900 migrants since early September and bused thousands to cities further north. More than 8,000 migrants have been transported from El Paso to New York and about 2,300 to Chicago since August 23, when the busing program began, according to the dashboard. The migrants are offered the city-funded journeys after being processed and released by the Border Patrol.