New York City public servants are scrambling on how they’re going to handle an influx of thousands of illegal migrants upon the lifting of Title 42.
‘All options’ are reportedly on the table, including using large sections of city streets.
“We are literally considering everything at this point (in terms of housing options) and yes the city is considering housing asylum-seekers on NYC streets,” a City Hall spokesperson told Fox News.
"We are literally considering everything at this point (in terms of housing options) and yes the city is considering housing asylum-seekers on NYC streets," the spokesperson told Fox News. pic.twitter.com/5qGTV8zZkf
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Fox News reported:
CBS2 first reported the plans to close city streets, which were revealed in a confidential memo obtained by the outlet.
City officials believe as many as 800 asylum-seekers will begin to arrive daily once the Title 42 public health order lifts, according to the report.
“Those stunning numbers were found in a confidential memo obtained by CBS2 that lays out the housing options Mayor Eric Adams will have to consider as the numbers swell from the over-61,000 who have already come here to as many as 100,000 by the next fiscal year,” the report said.
Adams’ press secretary Fabien Levy declined to comment on the reported memo.
“While we do not discuss internal discussions, we’ve been clear that the burden of caring for asylum-seekers shouldn’t fall on any one city alone,” Levy said in a statement.
“We have reached our limit of new shelters that we can open right now, and we currently have no other option but to temporarily house recent arrivals in gyms,” he continued. “This weekend alone, we received hundreds of asylum-seekers every day, and with Title 42 set to be lifted this week, we expect more to arrive in our city daily. We are considering a multitude of options, but, as we’ve been saying for a year, we desperately need federal and state support to manage this crisis.”
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed an executive order to increase funding and resources for New York City ahead of Title 42’s lifting.
New York City will receive $1 billion in aid from the state to support the influx of migrants.
NY Gov. Kathy Hochul issued an executive order allowing the state to use $1 billion to help New York City support asylum seekers. pic.twitter.com/CKTgKUxJp7
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Spectrum News 1 explained:
New York state will have more flexibility to obtain and procure resources for local governments to handle the expected influx of migrants seeking asylum with the expiration of the Title 42 immigration policy this week under an order issued Tuesday by Gov. Kathy Hochul.
The order comes as New York City Mayor Eric Adams has moved to create a voluntary program to move 300 single, male migrants to Rockland and Orange counties over objections by local officials, who have declared states of emergency.
Title 42, which allowed border agents to expel asylum seekers to Mexico on an expedited basis, will lapse on Thursday.
The order issued by Hochul will allow state officials to increase the number of National Guard service members to provide logistical and operational support. New York will be able to mobilize an additional 500 members of the National Guard, providing support at the Port Authority as well as shelter sites.
The order will also allow for the state to more quickly purchase supplies and resources like food and equipment.