National Guard Sent To NYC Homeless Shelters As Migrants Surge

Shelter occupancy hits new record

  • National Guard service members have been sent to New York City’s overwhelmed homeless shelters, as migrants pour into the city.
  • The Randall’s Island relief center that was built to assist approximately 500 migrants remains largely empty, while almost 16,000 others have further overloaded NYC’s shelter system.
  • With more migrant arrivals, the Department of Homeless Services reported 62,174 people are living in shelters this month, a new occupancy record.
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