In New York City's homeless shelter, Asylum Seeker commits suicide  

In New York City’s homeless shelter, Asylum Seeker commits suicide  

An Asylum Seeker died by suicide in a New York City shelter Sunday, Mayor Eric Adams said Monday.

Mayor said to Asylum Seekers: “The thousand of Asylum seekers we have seen arrive in our city came to this country seeking a better life. Sadly though, yesterday, an asylum seeker in one of our facilities took her own life.”

Mayor Adam said in the statement: “Our hearts break for this young woman and any loved ones she may have, and we, as a city, mourn her. This tragedy is a reminder that we have an obligation to do everything in our power to help those in need.”

Mayor Adam gave facilities related to mental health to Asylum Seekers, after the incident

Adam said the city provides asylum-seekers with resources that include mental health care.

He said: “I encourage all asylum-seekers who need mental health support to utilize these services, and anyone in our city struggling with anxiety, depression, or mental health challenges of any kind to call 888-NYC-WELL. We are here for you.” he said.

By law, the city is prohibited from sharing further information, Adams said.

How many Asylum-seekers migrate to the US, a day?

On average as of last week, the El Paso Sector of the U.S Border has had about 1300 migrants cross per day, up from May’s High of 1000, a day, according to US customs and Border Protection data.

The shuffling of asylum-seekers from the border to Democratic Jurisdictions by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, both Republicans, has intensified debate about border security and how migrants are treated.

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Last week, DeSantis sent two planes of mostly Venezuelan asylum-seekers to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts, prompting more debate about the subjects. Abbott has also bused over 2500 migrants to New York City since August 5, and more than 600 to Chicago since late August, according to the Governor’s Office.

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