Mayor says City Council could do more to help his admin handle the migrant crisis


Mayor Eric Adams took a shot at city lawmakers on Tuesday claiming that they were not doing enough to help his administration handle the massive influx of asylum seekers into the city over the past year.

While rolling out his new “blueprint” for providing shelter, food and services to the nearly 50,000 migrants who’ve arrived in the five boroughs since last spring, Adams applauded the City Council for its own recent initiative to funnel $1.2 million of its unused discretionary funds to nonprofits on the frontlines of the crisis. The council’s initiative also includes another $1 million from several philanthropic organizations.