Mayor Eric Adams of New York City has announced a state of emergency due to a “crisis situation” brought on by the arrival of a large number of migrants. Since April, more than 17,000 migrants have crossed the southern border into the city from Republican-leaning states including Texas, Arizona, and Florida. According to Mr. Adams at a press conference, around five to six buses have been arriving in the city each day since September. The situation is expected to cost New York $1 billion this fiscal year. As a result, the mayor is requesting assistance from the federal and state governments to help pay for it. As part of his emergency announcement, Mr. Adams also issued an executive order. This is to allow the city to provide funds and speed up any response efforts for the refugees.