In October 2022, officials set up a migrant center on Randalls Island in the East River, between Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx. Three weeks later, the city announced that the tent complex would be shut down after the number of people being bused to the city from southern border states decreased. Now, Adams is looking to restart the Randalls Island complex.
According to Adams, the number of asylum seekers in the city continues to increase by the hundreds daily, which is stretching the system "to its breaking point." Due to the influx of migrants, Adams noted that it has become much harder "to find enough beds every night."
Adams noted that New York City is currently home to more than 57,000 so-called asylum seekers and that the state is willing to reimburse the city for the cost of operating a tent city for adult migrants on Randalls Island.
The Randalls Island plan is just one of many programs the city is quickly starting to house the rapid influx of illegals into the city. The city government has in the past rented out hotels to house migrants and has placed people in makeshift housing locations, such as a cruise ship terminal and a former police academy building, amid the arrival of tens of thousands of asylum seekers over the past year.
In July, city officials announced a plan to house 1,000 migrants in the parking lot of a state psychiatric hospital in Queens.
Early in August, city officials were forced to send migrants to recreation centers at two Brooklyn parks, McCarren and Sunset. (Related: NYC migrant crisis: Central Park being considered as HOUSING for migrants.)
Ineffective immigration policies have left New York City with 10,000 migrants continuing to arrive monthly, "demanding shelter, meals and services," according to new statistics.
Despite the administration of President Joe Biden claiming that it has successfully reduced the number of asylum seekers flooding into the U.S., figures reveal that there is no sign of a slowdown in arrivals.
In the first six months of 2023, at least 66,117 migrants entered America and said their destination was New York to the border guards arranging hearings for them in immigration court. The figure is more than twice the number arriving in Los Angeles, the second most popular destination for homeless migrants.
That equates to almost 10 percent of the 671,721 migrants let into the country so far in 2023, based on the figures compiled by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University, which uses data from the Executive Office for Immigration Review.
Adams said New York City has received over 90,000 migrants in total since spring 2022.
The mayor’s office also reported that at least 57,200 migrants are still in 194 shelters set up by New York as of this August, with 8.4 million New York City taxpayers — about 2.5 percent of the U.S. population — left to pay for their food, shelter and provide for a lot of asylum seekers, many of whom are staying in the shelter system for several months.
The bill for meeting the demands of the migrant crisis is set to reach $4.2 billion, warned Adams. The mayor has asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency for $300 million in funding, but New York City has only received less than half of the requested budget.
Adams also repeatedly expressed his frustration at the "lack of help at the federal level." Biden has allocated only $142 million in relief aid for New York City.
In a statement in May, mayoral spokesperson Fabien Levy lamented that even though New Yorkers have picked up the slack from the government, the city's migrant situation is "both disappointing and woefully insufficient."
According to immigration court filings, Los Angeles is the second most popular destination in the U.S. for migrants. However, LA has seen an of influx less than half of that of New York in 2023 with 29,883 people.
The Biden administration continues to claim that it has enforced stricter measures on immigration since the end of Title 42 measures in May, saying that 45,000 people a month are allowed into America through its cell app-based CBP One scheme.
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