New York City (NYC) is reportedly reassessing its ‘right to shelter’ policies – a legal requirement in the city – as illegal immigrants continue being shipped there by Republican governors.
The potential shift in policy comes as Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey have sent thousands of illegal immigrants – allegedly all “asylum seekers” – via bus to the city.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) has complained repeatedly about illegal immigrants arriving in New York, despite being a “sanctuary city.”
“We expect thousands more to arrive every week going forward,” he said. “The city’s system is nearing its breaking point.”
The mayor’s office claims 11,000 illegal immigrants have arrived from Texas. The Border Patrol reports that in just July of this year, they encountered 200,000 crossers, or 6,500 per day, so you can imagine New York’s complaints about 11,000 aren’t flying with many.
Yuma, AZ has 250,000 migrants in a city of 100,000
But Eric Adams says New York is at “breaking point” from 10,000. Pritzker declared a state of emergency over 500. Martha’s Vineyard called in the military to deport 50.
No more lectures from Democrats about “compassion” please.
— steve hilton (@SteveHiltonx) September 17, 2022
NYC Reconsidering Their ‘Right to Shelter’ Laws
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If 11,000 illegal immigrants sends a city, which if it were an independent nation would have the 10th largest economy in the world, into a spiral, what do they suppose nearly 2 million pouring into the United States will do to the country as a whole?
Brendan McGuire, the chief counsel to Mayor Adams, admits the city must reassess its ‘right to shelter’ practices amidst the influx.
“We are reassessing the city’s practices with respect to the right to shelter,” McGuire said, according to ABC News. “It is important — because we don’t exist in a vacuum – to reconsider the practices that the city developed that flow from the right to shelter.”
In July, a spokesman for Adams touted the city’s shelter policies.
“In New York City, we have a legal and moral mandate to provide shelter to everyone who needs it, and will continue to fulfill that mandate,” the spokesman said, pleading for financial relief from the federal government.
Befuddled Mayoral Oaf Eric Adams said that the Big Apple’s landmark “right to shelter” policy must be “reassessed” as the arrival of thousands of migrants pushes the city safety net to “its breaking point.” No shite. https://t.co/7xqzTsPzAk
— 🇺🇸Lionel🇺🇸 (@LionelMedia) September 15, 2022
Denies They’re Reassessing
Adams though, suggested NYC would continue to find a way to integrate the illegal immigrants and keep their ‘right to shelter’ policies in place.
“Every asylum seeker that comes to New York will have shelter. By law, we’re required, and we’re going to do that,” Adams said.
“This goes beyond that. What you see today, we’re not stopping at the bare minimum of right to shelter. We’re going beyond that to make sure people have a right to a decent life here in our city,” he continued.
“And so we’re going to meet our challenge if it means opening more emergency shelters.”
Last week, however, a joint statement by the Legal Aid Society and the Coalition for the Homeless accuses the city of dozens of violations of the ‘right to shelter’ laws.
It was the second time Adams’ administration reportedly violated the law.
The mayor blames Abbott’s busloads of illegal immigrants for the problem, but homeless advocates accused Eric Adams of using that as a scapegoat for an ongoing affordable housing crisis in New York City.
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