As Adams declares state of emergency, what caused the migrant crisis in NYC?

New York City is in a state of emergency as thousands of migrants from Latin America are arriving in busloads, overwhelming the city’s homeless shelter system, Mayor Eric Adams announced Friday.

Karina Gerlach, a senior program adviser at NYU's Center on International Cooperation, is interviewed for this piece on the ongoing Venezuelan migrant crisis, which is now being confronted in New York City. [She] said when she visited her family in Venezuela four years ago she brought along two suitcases of supplies.

Read the full article in Gothamist.

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Oct 13, 2022
Karina Gerlach
Humanitarian Crises
Latin America, United States