NEW YORK (WABC) – Mayor Eric Adams plans to turn the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal into New York’s last humanitarian emergency and relief center.

The mayor is also seeking additional federal aid as the city deals with an influx of asylum seekers.

On Sunday, Adams held a rally outside City Hall calling on Congress and FEMA to help.

Congress recently approved $800 million in influx relief, but that’s not all for New York. New York will end up spending more than that to help asylum seekers.

Mayor Adams says New York needs a lot more resources, but he has no intention of slowing down help for new immigrants.

A cruise ship terminal in Brooklyn is set to open in the coming weeks to help single male adults.

Adams said New York must be especially prepared for even more arrivals if the Supreme Court eventually allows the suspension of Section 42, a pandemic rule imposed by the Trump administration that makes it even more difficult to seek asylum in the United States.

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