New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ recent proposal to open the doors of New Yorkers to migrants coming from the border has sparked controversy and outrage among many in our country.
Adams now wants to start paying everyday New Yorkers to shelter migrants in their own homes – as the Big Apple struggles to find beds for the thousands of asylum seekers still flooding into the city.
On Monday, during a press conference at City Hall, Mayor Adams suggested that taxpayer dollars be used to house migrants rather than be put in the pockets of corporations.
“It is my vision to take the next step to this faith-based locales and then move to a private residence,” Adams said Monday during a City Hall press conference.
“We can take that $4.2 billion — $4.3 [billion] maybe now — that we anticipate we have to spend and we can put it back in the pockets of everyday, everyday houses of worship instead of putting it in the pockets of corporations.”
“We should be recycling our own dollars,” he added.
This decision is not only reckless but irresponsible. It would be incredibly costly for taxpayers across New York City who are already struggling with high taxes and rising cost-of-living expenses.
This money should instead be used towards fixing existing infrastructure problems or providing essential services like healthcare and education for local residents instead.
Allowing migrant populations into New York neighborhoods will also cause an increase in crime rates which could lead to further safety issues in these areas as well as decrease neighborhood morale and property values.
Mayor Adams’ suggestion is misguided because he fails to consider how his plan would negatively impact both citizens and immigrants alike by straining resources even further while risking public safety along with maintaining financial stability within communities throughout New York City.
From The New York Post:
Adams said moving migrants into private homes is the next step in the administration’s blueprint to house the crush of homeless individuals, after unveiling a new plan to house single migrant men in 50 churches, mosques and other houses of worship across the five boroughs.
He acknowledged that City Hall would need to get over a “30 day rule” but would not elaborate on the rule or the necessary logistics to implement the plan.
Since last spring, over 72,000 people have flooded into Gotham with over 45,000 currently living in 160 taxpayer-funded emergency shelters and hotels.
“We need to be clear, this is not sustainable with the inflow that we’re receiving,” a desperate Adams explained.
The mayor said the city will work to “find a way” to get around city government rules that typically bar the city from housing homeless people in private homes.
— New York Post (@nypost) June 5, 2023