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The Adams administration now plans to open an emergency relief center for migrants on Randall's Island, after nixing plans for Orchard Beach.

Amid weekend showers, water was seen inundating the parking lot where asylum seekers will soon be temporarily housed.

Administration officials say the facility at Orchard Beach in the Bronx will accommodate 1,000 newcomers, while they are looking to site another emergency relief center as large as three football fields.

The $300 million proposal comes as the state struggles to provide services for thousands of asylum seekers sent to New York from Texas.

These migrants from Venezuela braved jungles, wild animals, and the Port Authority Bus Terminal to call the U.S. home.

Following the suicide of an asylum seeker, the network of volunteers and activist shepherding new arrivals say more is needed from city officials.

The mayor issued a statement Wednesday saying that the city’s shelter system was “nearing its breaking point.”

By one estimate, a federal backlog of asylum seekers waiting for work authorization runs into the 'tens of thousands.'

The money would go toward medical services, interpreters, legal assistance, and resettlement services.

Over 575 homeless families living in Win shelters couldn't apply for housing vouchers due to an “illogical” 90-day shelter rule that’s contributing to the city’s strained shelter system, the organization said.