Adams slams some council members for not having migrant shelters in their districts on private call


Mayor Eric Adams on Thursday morning admonished several unnamed City Council members for not having any migrant emergency shelters or humanitarian relief centers in their districts, according to partial audio of a private call shared with amNewYork Metro.

During the call, reportedly one of many the administration has held with city and state lawmakers and staffers to brief them on the city’s response to the migrant crisis, Adams told council members without emergency shelters or Humanitarian Emergency Response and Relief Centers (HERRCs) in their districts to step up and take some. He cited western Queens Council Member Julie Won (D) and Council Speaker Adrienne Adams, who represents southeast Queens, as examples of members who have taken on a disproportionate number of migrant shelters already.