As Mayor Eric Adams works to alleviate the overcrowding of migrants in New York City, he has tried to bus them to new cities across the state. Now, some cities are refusing to allow the migrants to settle in their cities.
Judge Roman Nelson of New York has prevented Orange and Rockland Counties from refusing to allow migrants to settle in their cities.
Mayor Adams has worked to settle about 70,000 migrants who have arrived in New York City over the past year. He has worked with Governor Kathy Hochul and President Joe Biden asking for assistance.
Recently, Governor Hochul has requested approval to allow migrants to settle in Albany.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis who is a Republican nominee for president said:
"If there's a policy to have an open border, then I think these sanctuary jurisdictions should be the ones that have to bear that. We’re not a sanctuary in Florida."
Since Title 42 ended on May 11, the arrival of migrants crossing the southern border has decreased and it’s not as high as originally expected. This year, President Biden passed several immigration laws to help border cities from getting overwhelmed.
So far, it appears the policies are working.
Then Texas Governor Greg Abbott requested support from governors and many have responded and are providing support from the national guard, state police, and equipment such as military drones.
Do you think other cities in New York should support migrants?