Sanctuary Denied: New York City Starts Sending Fliers To Illegal Immigrants At The Border Discouraging Them From Coming
Apparently, there’s no more room at the Inn for illegal immigrants in New York City.
In what the New York Times describes as a “sharp and somewhat unexpected departure,” Mayor Eric Adams announced that his city will start distributing fliers at the southern border discouraging illegals from coming.
“We have no more room in the city,” Adams declared at a press conference.
The fliers warn asylum seekers that there is “no guarantee” the city can provide them with shelter and free government services any longer.
The Times reports that over 90,000 illegals have inundated the city since the spring of 2022. Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) began bussing border crossers to New York in August of that year.
New York City will immediately begin discouraging asylum seekers from seeking refuge here, distributing fliers at the southern border that warn migrants there is “no guarantee” they will receive shelter or services, Mayor Eric Adams announced on Wednesday. https://t.co/1J1OJbmkf0
— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 20, 2023
New York City To Illegal Immigrants – Stay Out
Sure the hypocrisy is rich and amusing in some manner, but the funniest part about this announcement is the flier itself. It is the exact opposite of anything a typical mayor would like to portray of his city.
It’s basically telling the illegal immigrants to stay away from New York City because, well … it sucks.
“Housing in NYC is very expensive,” they warn.
“The cost of food, transportation, and other necessities in NYC is the highest in the United States,” the flier adds.
Yea the, “You don’t want to come here anyway because our city is basically unliveable” is quite the pitch.
Everybody wants to be a sanctuary city as long as someone else is stuck giving out the sanctuary.
— John Hawkins (@johnhawkinsrwn) July 20, 2023
The flier doesn’t encourage illegal immigrants to head back home. Instead, they advise them to choose other cities across the country (We hear Martha’s Vineyard is nice this time of year).
Which is ironic, since that is what the Republican border states are doing by helping them settle into NYC, or Chicago, or Washington, D.C.
Advising illegal immigrants to stay out of your city or even your country, when coming from somebody other than a Democrat like Adams, is considered “racist.”
How it started How it’s going pic.twitter.com/kaSTRbSWJ7
— Joe Colangelo (@Itsjoeco) July 20, 2023
Reality Changes One’s Perspective
Mayor Adams, up until he got smacked with reality several months ago, had always bragged to illegal immigrants about New York City being a “sanctuary city.”
“New York City will remain a sanctuary city under an Adams administration,” he boasted.
Six months after Abbott began busing illegal aliens to NYC, The Political Insider reported that he had been sending them to the frozen border of Canada.
When these people began seeking “sanctuary,” I’m almost certain the frozen tundra was not what they had in mind.
Canadian official says it’s ‘surprising’ that NYC Mayor Eric Adams is bussing migrants to them https://t.co/7xlW1GxB41
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) February 7, 2023
Adams housed them in free luxury New York City hotel rooms or “mega-shelters” for a while, some of which are replete with television sets, Xbox gaming consoles, and “culturally appropriate” meals.
However, the situation grew so dire that Adams suggested last month that people start housing the illegal immigrants in “private residences” because they have “spare rooms.”
Eric Adams suggests housing illegal migrants in private residences in New York:
“It is my vision to take the next step to this faith-based locales and then move to a private residence… They have spare rooms.” pic.twitter.com/zzEczmD2U3
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) June 5, 2023
As part of his new approach, Adams explained that single adult illegals will have to reapply for shelter after 60 days. Who knew “sanctuary” had a two-month shelf life?
Officials have complained about the new policy wondering if it would lead to more homelessness in a city already overrun by it. They’ve even suggested the mayor’s new tactics are illegal.
New York City, in part due to its “right to shelter” law, is currently housing over 105,800 illegals and homeless individuals.
A joint statement by the Legal Aid Society and the Coalition for the Homeless has accused the city of dozens of violations of the “right to shelter” laws, and the mayor’s office has been reassessing the law due to the current situation.
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