Migrants line for blocks around the East Village to receive shelter after being bussed into NYC – as Sanctuary Cities turn their backs on influx and claim they cannot handle the 300,000-record influx

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Written By Maya Cantina
  • Migrants have been videoed lining the streets of New York City as they await to receive shelter in the city’s East Village
  • The seemingly never ending line wraps around the block of East 7th street in the neighborhood, as migrants await processing 
  • It comes after new numbers revealed that migrant encounters at the southern border had exceeded 300,000 in a month  

Staggering new footage has lain bare New York City’s migrant crisis, with hundreds of people – mainly young men – lining up around the block for shelter in Manhattan.

The footage that emerged Wednesday shows the latest raft of migrants looking cold and miserable as they stood in a line that snaked around a building in the East 7th Street in the East Village.

One of the hundreds of men told a reporter that he is from Venezuela and had recently arrived to join up with other members of his family already in the Big Apple.

The alarming scene underscores Mayor Eric Adams’ own recent admission that NYC – proudly touted as a beacon of the Democrats’ ‘Sanctuary City’ policy – is now at ‘breaking point.’

More than 160,000 migrants have arrived in the city since the spring of 2022 and the crisis is only deepening as they continue to be bussed from Texas where record numbers are pouring over the border.

The footage shows the latest raft of migrants looking cold and miserable as they stood in a line that snaked around a building in the East 7th Street in the East Village

The alarming scene underscores Mayor Eric Adams' own recent admission that NYC - proudly touted as a beacon of the Democrat's 'Sanctuary City' policy - is now at 'breaking point'

The alarming scene underscores Mayor Eric Adams’ own recent admission that NYC – proudly touted as a beacon of the Democrat’s ‘Sanctuary City’ policy – is now at ‘breaking point’

Some 300,000 breached the US-Mexico border in December – the highest monthly figure ever, while more than 785,000 have entered since October – marking the highest quarterly total on record. 

Adams confessed to Fox 5’s Rosanna Scotto earlier this week that, ‘We’re getting close to anywhere from 2,500 to peaking at 4,000 a week.’

‘What happens when there’s no more room?’ Scotto asked at one point during the interview, during which the 63-year-old Brownsville native sat opposite her, in front of several American – and one New York – flags.

‘We were not just saying we’re out of room as a soundbite,’ Adams answered, citing the more than 161,000 migrants whom have arrived and sought city aid since spring 2022.

‘We’re out of room, literally’, the Democrat declared. ‘People are going to be eventually sleeping on the streets.’

Adams replied that he simply could not, due to laws that prohibit both state and local officers from enforcing federal immigration laws.

‘I don’t have the authorization to tell people that they can’t come into New York City,’ Adams explained to an unaware Scotto, who went on to ask: ‘Why not?’

‘It’s against the law,’ he replied, seemingly angry at the question. He then said it a second time, asserting once more: ‘It’s against the law.’

Estimates from earlier this week show that the city has spent $2 billion housing the migrants, and still continues to pour money into the crisis. 

One of the hundreds of men told a reporter that he is from Venezuela and had recently arrived to join up with other members of his family already in the Big Apple

One of the hundreds of men told a reporter that he is from Venezuela and had recently arrived to join up with other members of his family already in the Big Apple

The mayor revealed the city's 'sanctuary' status has hindered his ability to handle the crisis

The mayor revealed the city’s ‘sanctuary’ status has hindered his ability to handle the crisis 

Estimates from earlier this week show that the city has spent $2 billion housing the migrants, and still continues to pour money into the crisis

Estimates from earlier this week show that the city has spent $2 billion housing the migrants, and still continues to pour money into the crisis

Poll after poll shows New Yorkers are unhappy with how the Biden Administration is handling the current situation, after it allocated only $140 million to aid the city. 

Mayor Adams has had to go to DC more than ten times over the past few times to plead for more aid, as he faces a prospective $12 billion cost if the crisis continues. 

Those calls have so far gone unanswered and for now the Big Apple appears to be on its own.  

Meanwhile it was revealed earlier this year that a record number of migrants crossed the U.S. southern border in December, topping the highest amount under President Biden. 

Republicans have seized upon border security issues as a main 2024 election issue, which has become a political headache for President Biden. 

Texas National Guard hold migrants crossing the Rio Grande River to seek humanitarian asylum before crossing the United States border in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico on January 2, 2024

Texas National Guard hold migrants crossing the Rio Grande River to seek humanitarian asylum before crossing the United States border in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico on January 2, 2024 

A migrant man crosses the Rio Grande holding his child in the air to prevent him from getting wet on January 2, 2024

A migrant man crosses the Rio Grande holding his child in the air to prevent him from getting wet on January 2, 2024 

Speaker Mike Johnson and 60 House Republicans will tour the U.S.-Mexico border at Eagle Pass today as part of their campaign. 

The group, hosted by GOP Rep. Tony Gonzales who represents the area, will hear from Border Patrol, Texas Department of Public Safety and other stakeholders and tour the region. 

It’s the first large-scale congressional delegation to the border led by the new speaker. 

In December Johnson sent a letter urging President Biden to use executive powers to immediately stem the flow of migration.

The speaker directed the president to end ‘catch-and-release,’ turning away any migrants encountered between ports of entry and use parole only on a ‘case-by-case basis.’

He also called on the president to reinstated Trump-era policies like building the wall, reinstating the Remain in Mexico program and expanding expedited removal for those who cannot demonstrate asylum eligibility.

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