To asylum seekers who might be considering traveling to fresh York City, the city is now sending out a fresh message: don't do it.
This statement is the focus of a flyer that City Hall distributed to neighborhood associations and the federal government. Additionally, they intend to hand out the leaflets in the city's migrant shelters.
Among the claims made in the flier are that New York City's resources have been depleted and that the city "cannot help you obtain a work permit"—a claim that may be straining the truth.
It's Time For The City To Change Its Tone, Adams
It's one thing, according to Adams, for the city to change its tone from the previous year, when the mayor welcomed asylum seekers with open arms and stated, "We got you." In response to the mayor's statement earlier this month that "This issue will destroy New York City, we are going to give you the services you require."
The council speaker noted that when it is feasible, city outreach staff assist in putting migrants in touch with housing and employment options.
The Problem Could Get Worse Said Governor Kathy Hochul
The estimated 15,000 job seekers from Venezuela who came before July 31 will receive temporary protected status, according to Governor Kathy Hochul, who claimed the White House has partnered with the city and state to handle their applications. What worries the governor? A government shutdown might reverse this progress.
A rise in arrivals this week and indications that volume may shortly grow, according to Deputy Mayor Anne Williams-Isom, indicate that the problem is just getting worse.
"We have information that migrant's busing will restart in the city of El Paso. On top of the buses that Gov. Abbott and the state of Texas have already deployed here," the deputy mayor stated.