City set to open migrant center at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal as electeds send letter to Biden pleading for funds


Thirty-three local elected officials signed a letter to President Joe Biden Sunday, pleading with the White House for more funding to care for the thousands of Latin American asylum seekers pouring into the five boroughs as the Adams administration gets set to build a new emergency shelter for migrants at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal.

The electeds — including Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, City Comptroller Brad Lander, three Borough Presidents, and 28 City Councilmembers — pled for a “significant share” of the $800 million allocated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).