Saturday, August 12, 2023

Adams Administration Eyes More Than 3,000 NYC Sites to House Migrants — But Won’t Say If Central Park is Included; Democratic Leaders Tell Biden NYC at ‘Breaking Point’ After Receiving More Than 90,000 Illegal Aliens

Adams administration eyes more than 3,000 NYC sites to house migrants — but won’t say if Central Park is included:
Mayor Adams’ administration is looking at over 3,000 sites to place asylum seekers — and would not say whether the possible locations include Central Park — in the wake of the mayor’s comments that the migrant crisis is “coming to a neighborhood near you.”
There are nearly 108,000 people at 194 shelters across the Big Apple — pushing city officials to get creative when looking for places to erect new migrant housing.
Deputy Mayor Anne Williams-Isom skirted around whether migrant tents would be set up in Central Park, telling reporters on Wednesday that while there is a “constantly refreshing” list of possible sites, the situation is “at a breaking point.”
“Over 3,000 sites have been reviewed throughout the city to place people,” she said, without giving specifics on what sites they were looking at.
While officials have issued 800 “60-day notices,” to adult migrants — no migrants have reached the 60-day cap and been forced to reapply for shelter placement.
“We just started on July 26…last Monday. What we’re seeing is the ongoing struggle of a system that is bustling with 500 people a day – and so that is a struggle that we’re having right now,” Williams-Isom said.
“The 60 days wouldn’t be up yet.”
As New York City is inundated by incoming migrants — with dozens sleeping outside the intake center at Roosevelt Hotel — city officials say over 95,600 asylum seekers have come since last spring and over 57,200 currently live in taxpayer-funded shelters. --->READ MORE HERE
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Democratic Leaders Tell Biden NYC at ‘Breaking Point’ After Receiving More Than 90,000 Illegal Aliens:
New York City is “at a breaking point” after more than 90,000 illegal aliens have arrived in the city since last spring, according to city leadership.
A group of 54 NYC Democratic elected officials, including state senators and assembly members, sent a letter to President Joe Biden Wednesday asking him for “help.”
“Our City is experiencing an unprecedented migrant influx, with a surge of asylum seekers arriving here in numbers never seen before in history,” the letter reads.
“We take pride in New York being a beacon of hope for immigrants, but the influx of migrants is so great that the city is running out of resources,” the Democrats told Biden. “New York City is being forced to reduce services to its people.”
BREAKING: 54 Elected Officials in NYC have signed my letter calling on President Biden to address the migrant influx. We are calling on @POTUS to declare a state of emergency, expedite work permits, and lead an urgent response at the southern border.

— Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar (@JeniferRajkumar) July 26, 2023
The New York City officials ask Biden to declare a federal state of emergency in response to the influx of migrants, expedite work authorization for migrants, “distribute migrants fairly” across the country, and provide the city with more federal funding to “manage the tens of thousands of asylum seekers we are hosting.”
The state officials told the president they “take pride in welcoming immigrants” but added that “the current unstructured state of immigration policy and response needs to end.” --->READ MORE HERE
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