‘Running out of resources’: Pols rally at City Hall Park for federal aid toward migrant crisis


A coalition of exasperated elected officials rallied at City Hall Park on Monday to federal demand aid as the flow of migrants continues to outpace city resources.

Led by Queens Assembly Member Jenifer Rajkumar, the rally consisted of local politicians, faith leaders and unions, such as the Hotel Trade Council, coming together to make one citywide plea for relief.

“As I speak right now, hundreds of migrants are arriving just today,” Rajkumar said in the shadow of City Hall. “We take pride in New York City being a beacon of hope for all immigrants. But the influx of immigrants is so great that the city is running out of resources. New York City is being forced to reduce services for its people. Our city is at its breaking point. We are requesting help from the White House.”