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NYC Holds Hearing On Uptick In Asylum Seekers

Asylum-seekers walk at El Chaparral Port of Entry to present themselves to U.S. border authorities to request asylum, in Tijuana, Baja California state, Mexico, on Tuesday.
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Asylum-seekers walk at El Chaparral Port of Entry to present themselves to U.S. border authorities to request asylum, in Tijuana, Baja California state, Mexico, on Tuesday.

New York City’s council held a hearing today regarding the uptick in migrants arriving in New York City.

Commissioner of the Office Of Immigrant Affairs Manuel Castro criticizes the governor of Texas for not communicating with New York City when sending buses of migrants to the city.

“How disruptive is Governor Abbot is trying to be in this situation. He is using human beings as political pawns.”

The city has taken in more than four-thousand asylum seekers over recent months.

“People arrive dehydrated and hungry so those are the immediate needs”

The head of Social Services testified that he’s looking for more shelter space and will make sure asylum seekers get services before moving out of shelters.