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Fewer migrants arriving in NYC

A U.S. Border Patrol agent inspects a grup of dozens of migrants waiting to be processed after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border on June 18, 2024 in Jacumba Hot Springs, San Diego, California.
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A U.S. Border Patrol agent inspects a grup of dozens of migrants waiting to be processed after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border on June 18, 2024 in Jacumba Hot Springs, San Diego, California.

New York City is seeing fewer migrants.

Deputy Mayor Anne Williams Isom says about 900 migrants arrived the week of July First. That's about one quarter of the number of weekly arrivals back in January.

"We are seeing some improvements and we are working really hard to make sure exit strategies can be expedited and to help people move on to their next point in their journey."

However, there is not much of a drop in the number of migrants that remain in the 216 taxpayer funded shelters. Williams Isom says the city will be focusing on resettling migrant families to get that number down. The City has no plans to change its shelter limit policies for migrant families or single asylum seekers.