An Imam in the Bronx has been welcoming and housing migrants from Africa for a year and a half, until the city stepped in to help
New York City Mayor Eric Adams is closing the tent shelter on Randall’s Island built to house asylum seekers, according to citylimits.org.
Those staying at the facility get three meals a day, a place to sleep and shower, and access to the internet and phones to connect with their families.
The facility, which is expected to house 500 single adult men for up to four days, only had two or three migrants housed there as of Wednesday night.
Asylum seekers will start moving into the tent shelters on Randall's Island on Wednesday. The city had to move these tents from Orchard Beach to Randall's Island due to flooding concerns.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced late Monday that a tent complex to give temporary housing for hundreds of migrants would be moved from Orchard Beach in the Bronx to Randall's Island.