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NYC Mayor Wants To Send Migrants Upstate

A Mexican immigration officer talks with migrants.
Toya Sarno Jordan for NPR
A Mexican immigration officer talks with migrants.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams wants to sent incoming asylum seekers upstate.

Mayor Eric Adams says the City continues to take in a large number of border crossing migrants daily but is out of room to shelter them. He's proposing to send some upstate, calling it a win win situation.

"We have many municipalities throughout the entire state that are suffering in population, that are dealing with the need of employees."

The mayor's comments come after Adams submitted a formal request to the state for emergency aid to care for migrants. The city has taken in more than 40-thousand since the spring.