Mayor Adams travels to Mexico to deter migrants as NYC deals with crisis
NEW YORK CITY MAYOR – ERIC ADAMS – IS ON A FOUR-DAY TRIP SOUTH OF THE BORDER.
HE SAYS HE’LL BE DISCOURAGING MIGRANTS FROM TRAVELING TO NYC —
AFTER MORE THAN 120-THOUSAND HAVE SHOWN UP IN THE BIG APPLE IN THE LAST YEAR.
ADAMS WARNS – AMERICA’S LARGEST CITY IS AT CAPACITY.
“we’re going to tell them that coming to new york doesn’t mean you’re going to stay in a 5-star hotel. it doesn’t mean that the minute you get here, you’ll be allowed to work. we’re going to tell them what the real conditions are.”
THOSE REAL CONDITIONS?
NEW YORK CITY SHELTERS ARE OVERWHELMED –
MIGRANTS ARE SLEEPING ON THE STREETS.
ADAMS SAYS THE MIGRANT CRISIS WILL COST NEW YORK TAXPAYERS UPWARDS OF $12-BILLION DOLLARS – AND RIGHT NOW, FINANCIAL RESOURCES ARE STRAINED.
CITY HOSPITALS AND MEDICAL CENTERS HAVE SEEN 30-THOUSAND MIGRANT PATIENTS –SEEKING MEDICAL CARE – CAUSING A STRAIN ON THE HOSPITAL SYSTEM – ACCORDING TO NBC NEWS.
AND – A TAXPAYER-FUNDED LEGAL CLINIC AT BELLEVUE HOSPITAL IN MANHATTAN – SEES CLIENTS FROM VARIOUS BACKGROUNDS AND HELPS PEOPLE IN NEED OF LEGAL SERVICES…
DIRECTOR RANDYE RETKIN SAYS THE CLINIC IS INUNDATED WITH REQUESTS FROM MIGRANTS – AND NOW – AMERICAN CITIZENS SEEKING LEGAL ASSISTANCE WHO ARE WAITING WEEKS, IF NOT MONTHS, FOR THE SAME SERVICES.
“if you ask me, ‘do you need more resources for legal services?’ i would say ‘absolutely, yes!’”
EARLIER THIS WEEK – NEW YORK DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR KATHY HOCHUL ANNOUNCED — THERE ARE 18-THOUSAND OPEN JOBS AT 4-HUNDRED COMPANIES ACROSS THE STATE WILLING TO HIRE MIGRANTS WITH LEGAL WORK STATUS.
HOCHUL APPEARED ON CBS NEWS SUNDAY —
SLAMMING THE SITUATION AT THE SOUTHERN BORDER.
“WELL WE WANT THEM TO HAVE A LIMIT ON WHO CAN COME ACROSS THE BORDER. IT IS TOO OPEN RIGHT NOW. PEOPLE COMING FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD ARE FINDING THEIR WAY THROUGH SIMPLY SAYING THEY NEED ASYLUM.”
AND MAYOR ADAMS IS ON THE GROUND IN LATIN AMERICA…
HOPING TO DETER ASYLUM SEEKERS FROM MAKING THEIR WAY TO NYC.
“and i say to those trying to pursue the american dream, it should not turn into a nightmare. and when you see children making the long trek through a jungle, and then have living conditions of trying to congregate in shelters, not having the real environment that they deserve, the inability to work, it just makes it extremely challenging.”
BEFORE ADAMS LEFT FOR HIS TRIP – THE CITY FILED A REQUEST LATE TUESDAY ASKING THE COURTS TO SUSPEND A DECADES-OLD “RIGHT-TO-SHELTER” LAW – WHILE THE CITY IS UNDER A STATE OF EMERGENCY SAYING THE CITY CAN NO LONGER FULFILL THIS OBLIGATION AND FIND HOUSING FOR EVERY MIGRANT SEEKING SHELTER.