Asylum Seeker Charged With Murder After Stabbing Another Resident Amid Soaring City Arrivals

Fatal Stabbing at NYC Migrant Shelter

Moises Coronado, 27, faces murder charges after allegedly stabbing Dafren Canizalez, 24, at a migrant shelter on Randall’s Island in New York City.

The altercation occurred following a reported fight between the two men, resulting in Canizalez’s tragic death.

Crisis at Randall’s Island Shelter

The stabbing took place at a shelter that opened in August 2023 to accommodate thousands of adults seeking asylum.

The shelter’s enhanced facilities cater to migrants and offer essential services like health screenings for COVID, tuberculosis, varicella, and chickenpox.

This incident adds to the growing challenges faced by the city due to the massive influx of over 140,000 migrants since 2022.

Financial Strain and Calls for Federal Aid

With the city grappling financially—spending approximately $20 million monthly on the Randall’s Island shelter alone—Mayor Eric Adams has urged the White House for federal assistance to manage the escalating crisis.

Executive measures and lawsuits against charter bus companies transporting migrants highlight the city’s efforts to ensure the well-being of both migrants and city staff during arrivals, while demanding compensation to cover the care of over 30,000 asylum seekers.

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