Since the Biden administration only allocated a tenth of the funds New York City requested to address the issue of illegal immigration, many of the city’s estimated tens of thousands of foreign residents may soon leave for the suburbs.
In order to provide shelter and medical attention to the thousands of illegal immigrants who have claimed refugee status in the United States, New York City has requested $350 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). According to POLITICO, on Friday, the Biden administration informed New York City that it would be sending the city $30 million.
A spokesperson for Mayor Eric Adam, Fabien Levy, said in a statement, “Let’s be clear: This is both disappointing and woefully insufficient for a city that has paid to house, feed, and support more than 60,000 asylum seekers in the past year.” As Mayor de Blasio said, “New Yorkers have helped out a lot during this crisis, and we’re excited to work closely with our congressional delegation to fix this big mistake.”
To assist New York City deal with the influx of illegal immigrants, Adams announced on the same day that Biden didn’t invite him that his administration will begin transferring illegal immigrants out of the city. There will be a temporary influx of 300 single adult men from Orangeburg and Orange Lake, New York, and they will be housed in two motels in Rockland County.
Supervisor Teresa Kenny of Rockland County was quoted by Fox News as saying that Adams had phoned her “to let me know that plans were being made to house migrants in an Orangetown hotel.”
I concur that a national solution is required rather than a local one… NYC has repeatedly said that it wants to be a safe place for these individuals, thus sending them to a place that can’t satisfy their requirements is hypocritical.
Adams said last month that the Biden administration’s border policies had made New York City a disaster. New York City will spend $4.2 billion on housing and care for illegal aliens by the middle of 2024.
Adams said that the city was being destroyed by the influx of refugees.
POLITICO reports that on Friday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) allocated $322 million to help border communities like El Paso, Texas, deal with the effects of the current immigration crisis. DHS has announced that it will distribute an additional $360 million to non-border locations. It’s quite probable that New York City falls within this category.
According to a statement released by the agency, priority was given to addressing the immediate needs of border communities. “A handful of rural communities also received funding. New York City received more federal funding than any other U.S. city despite its many challenges.
On May 11, the Trump administration’s public health directive Title 42, which has kept illegal immigrants in Mexico while their refugee applications are processed, will expire.
Customs and Border Protection reports that since the start of the fiscal year in October 2018, there have been over 1.2 million encounters at the border. That does not account for those who made an unauthorized border crossing and were not apprehended.
According to recently released data from City Hall, at least 34,800 illegal immigrants are now taking refuge in New York City’s shelter system. The Post supposedly reported this. Last year, Texas’ Republican governor, Greg Abbott, began busing illegal immigrants to East Coast “sanctuary cities” like New York.