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Mayor Eric Adams closes another migrant shelter at New York's expense

Tom Handy
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In October last year, New York City Mayor Eric Adams was looking for a place to house migrants that mainly arrived from Texas courtesy of Governor Greg Abbott and El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser. He mentioned using cruise ships and it wasn’t long before this plan failed.

This is similar to the tent complex he established where the City spent about $300,000 before it was shut down as the number of migrants decreased.

A month ago, Mayor Adams spent a night at the cruise ship to prove there was nothing wrong as migrants complained about the living conditions mentioned here.

By the end of March, the cruise terminal will no longer provide temporary housing for migrants. So it looks like another failed initiative for the Adams office.

The single men staying at the cruise terminal will move to other shelters:

  • West 42nd Street in Times Square
  • Jefferson Street in Bushwick

Mayor Adams said:

“We continue to do more than any other city in the nation, but as the number of asylum seekers continues to grow, we are in serious need of support from both our state and federal governments.”

He recently stated the challenges they are facing:

"Over the past year, New York City has faced an unprecedented humanitarian crisis caused by global forces beyond our control. We have moved mountains to help the tens of thousands who arrived as our shelter population has increased at a dramatic rate."

Adams recently announced a plan to send migrants to other parts of the country to help with the strain the City is facing.

Do you think Mayor Adams is wasting your money?

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