LONG ISLAND CITY, Queens (PIX11) — New York City has welcomed an unprecedented amount of asylum seekers in a short amount of time.

Mayor Eric Adams’ administration has asked for more help from Washington, but in the meantime, local immigration advocacy groups are helping to fill in those gaps.

With tens of thousands of asylum seekers now calling New York City home, organizations are teaming up to offer them resources. Adams was on hand Saturday to show his support for the growing immigrant community.

PIX11’s Amy Yensi has more on this story in the video player.