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Know Your Rights
Source: Gothamist
Subject: Civil Rights & Immigration
Type: Media Coverage

Eased tensions between Mayor Adams and Biden administration on migrants — for now

Adams and members of the city’s congressional delegation on Thursday met with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas in Washington, amid a steady rise in the number of migrants coming into the city.

The mayor’s relationship with the Biden administration over the issue has been decidedly rocky, but there appeared to be a tangible outcome from the meeting – the appointment of a new Homeland Security liaison for the city.

“We appreciate Secretary Mayorkas’ commitment to visiting the city and designating someone at DHS to serve as a point-person on our asylum seeker needs,” Adams said in a statement after the meeting. “We look forward to his visit and learning more about DHS’ plans for how this role will operate.”