Brooklyn Cruise Ship Terminal To Be Turned Into Migrant Shelter

New York City Mayor Eric Adams says ‘Our city is at its breaking point’
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JULY 28: Mayor Eric Adams speaks at the Billie Holiday Theatre in Restoration Plaza on July 28, 2022 in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn borough in New York City. Vice President Kamala Harris met with community leaders and made an announcement of the formation of the Economic Opportunity Coalition (EOC), a coalition of 24 companies and foundations that will be investing tens of billions of dollars in underserved communities. She also announced new policy initiatives that will help advance the Biden-Harris Administration’s work in supporting Community Development Financial Institutions Funds (CDFIs), small businesses, and community infrastructure. Vice President Harris was joined by Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado, Mayor Adams, SBA Administrator Isabella Guzman, Deputy Commerce Secretary Don Graves, and Department of the Treasury Counselor for Racial Equity Janis Bowdler. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • New York City Mayor Eric Adams said that the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal will be used as a temporary migrant shelter and intake center as asylum seekers overwhelm the city.
  • Since April, 41,000 asylum seekers have arrived in the Big Apple and the city is taking care of more than 28,000.
  • Adams has requested federal and state assistance and said, “Our city is at its breaking point.”

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