Mayor Eric Adams is seeking to suspend New York City’s “right to housing,” saying his administration can no longer guarantee housing for the tens of thousands of illegal immigrants arriving.
Adams on Tuesday asked a judge to clarify the city’s obligation or lack thereof.
“It is in the interest of everyone, including those looking to come to the United States, to be upfront that New York City alone cannot provide care for everyone who passes through our border,” Adams said.
The mayor added: ‘Being dishonest about this will only cause our system to collapse, and we need our government partners to know the truth and do their part.’
NYC MAYOR ERIC ADAMS SAYS ‘MIGRANT CRISIS’ UNDER BIDEN ADMINISTRATION HAS ‘DESTROYED’ THE CITY
Last month, Adams claimed the migrant crisis facing the country has “destroyed” his city.
“(The) city is being destroyed by the migrant crisis,” Adams said during the discussion.
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Adams even appeared to take a swipe at politicians in his own city, suggesting they were doing little to address the issue at hand.
“Neither of my parents came to Washington, DC, to fight over resources, this is going to undermine every agency in our city,” Adams said.
In a memo from the New York City Office of Management, reported by the New York Post, the city will spend approximately $4.2 billion in costs related to migrants and asylum seekers that would be spent through June 30, 2023 and the end of the financial year 2024.
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According to the city’s internal memo, Democratic New York Governor Kathy Hochul’s plan would reimburse the city for up to $1 billion in migrant relief, which only covers 29% of the costs of accommodation provided.