Since last spring, more than 45,000 immigrants have arrived in New York City, surpassing the total number of people previously sheltered in the city.
The city is pressuring the Biden administration to help deal with an influx of immigrants that has overwhelmed its homeless shelter system and led the mayor to declare a state of emergency.
President Joe Biden is facing growing calls from fellow Democrats to help cities and towns bear the burden. The BBC’s Nada Tawfiq visited an organization that provides housing for some migrants.
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