NYC at Breaking Point with Migrant Housing, Considers Tents in Parks Solution

A recent Politico report, titled “Democratic cities brace for a nightmare winter housing migrants,” exposed how New York City, among other Democrat-controlled metropolises, is facing a growing housing crisis driven by an inflow of migrants. Here’s the full story.

Already at Full Capacity

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The city authorities have taken several steps in New York, where shelters are already at full capacity.

They’ve gone as far as providing migrants with one-way plane tickets to distant places like Morocco. There are reviews about distributing tents to newly arriving migrants, allowing them to sleep in parks, as revealed in Politico’s report.

Urged the Biden Administration

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Mayor Eric Adams, a Democrat, has consistently urged the Biden administration to step in and offer aid in managing the migrant situation. 

The city has witnessed budget cuts across various departments, including the police, due to the escalating costs linked to this crisis.

Forthcoming Visibility of the Crisis’s Impact

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Adams shared the urgency of addressing the issue, expressing concerns about the forthcoming visibility of the crisis’s impact. 

Adams shared that over 140,000 migrants have arrived in the city since the preceding year, with thousands more arriving weekly. 

People Have a Right to Sleep on the Streets

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“Believe it or not, there are migrants and asylum seekers who are saying, ‘We want to sleep on the streets.’ And so people have a right to do so, we need to be clear on that in New York City, because of the city council’s actions people have a right to sleep on the streets that we cannot stop. I want New Yorkers to understand that,” he said.

The City’s Efforts

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The mayor conveyed that New York City no longer possesses sufficient space to accommodate more migrants. 

He shared the city’s efforts in offering essential care, shelter, food, medical assistance, legal aid, and more to those who have arrived. 

Out of Space

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“But, with more than 65,600 migrants still currently in our care, and thousands more continuing to arrive every week, we have used every possible corner of New York City and are, quite simply, out of space to shelter migrants,” Adams said.

Calling the Federal Government to Finish the Job They Started

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“As the temperature starts to drop, it is crucial — now more than ever — that the federal government finish the job they started. We need meaningful financial help and a national decompression strategy. New York City cannot continue to manage a national crisis almost entirely on its own,” he added.

Chicago Is Facing a Similar Problem

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Chicago, also governed by a Democratic mayor, Brandon Johnson, anticipates a challenging winter amidst the migrant inflow. 

However, the city faces significant political tensions between its residents and the government regarding handling the situation.

Resident’s Disagreement

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According to Politico, “Black and brown residents” have opposed the city’s initiative to establish heated base camps for migrants in their neighborhoods. 

This resistance has led to delays in relocating migrants from harsh weather conditions. 

The Frustrations

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South Side Alderperson Ronnie Mosley voiced the frustrations of many Chicagoans, saying that promises made to the community remain unfulfilled while newcomers to the country are receiving services.

Online Users Expressed Their Views

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Several online users shared their thoughts on the incident.

One user wrote, “Accommodation, food, utilities, health care AND mental health services – wow! I struggle to see the upside of being here legally.”

An Unmitigated Mistake

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Another Twitter user added, “Sanctuary City sounded compassionate and welcoming until…migrants flooded them… now??  Disaster and winter approaches. Biden’s open Border was an unmitigated mistake.”

Inhumane Treatment

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A third user commented, “I would never want to be in this situation, however, we have a homelessness problem in America. Why is this “inhumane treatment” for migrants, but the Americans who are homeless are ignored?”

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