Nov 3, 2022
The unprecedented migrant crisis in New York City has forced Mayor Eric Adams to declare a state of emergency. The influx of asylum seekers has been accelerated by Texas Gov. Greg Abbot who is is trying to handle his own state’s border issues by busing thousands of migrants to New York. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has also seen a large influx of immigrants from Venezuela, as people try to escape that country’s economic decline. While the number of migrants entering New York City has dropped off significantly in recent weeks, the crisis is still an ongoing national problem.
With this in mind, Errol sat down with his Spectrum colleagues Karina Kling, the host of Capital Tonight on Spectrum News 1 in Austin, and Ybeth Bruzual from Spectrum News 13 in Orlando for a multi-city discussion about asylum seekers entering the United States.
The conversation touched on how this is a bipartisan problem, what impact the general election may have on the crisis and what to expect in the months ahead. Also, they examine whether New York’s relationship with the state of Texas has been strained.
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