On Tuesday, Mayor Eric Adams defended his plan to shelter migrants seeking asylum in tents. The city says it's struggling to provide services for the more than 14,000 migrants sent here from the southern border since May.
The construction of the first tent city — in the parking lot of the Bronx’s Orchard Beach — has drawn criticism over concerns about how migrants will access public transportation. Additionally, the parking lot where the tents are located is prone to flooding.
City Councilwoman Marjorie Velázquez, who represents the district in the Bronx where the first tent center will be located, joined Errol Louis on "Inside City Hall" Tuesday night to discuss the migrant crisis in the city, and talk about how the tent city at Orchard Beach will affect her district.