Here in New York City, an asylum seeker at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal migrant facility attempted suicide Tuesday. The 26-year-old is in stable condition at a local hospital. The city has come under fire after a group of migrants refused to stay at the 1,000-bed facility and endure inhumane conditions, they said, including freezing temperatures. On Friday, Mayor Eric Adams spent the night at the Brooklyn facility. He later defended the site but said the city would make some improvements.
Meanwhile, New York City has helped some recently arrived migrants travel to Canada to seek asylum. Mayor Adams defended the decision to buy migrants bus tickets to the U.S.’s northern border, months after blasting Texas officials for busing them to New York.
Mayor Eric Adams: “We are not telling anyone to go to any country or state. People who arrived here and already had other destinations in mind were basically — basically compelled to come to New York, and when they are part of our intake process and we speak with people, and they say their desire was to go somewhere else.”