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New York City Mayor Adams Bold Plan to House Migrants and Could Find Some Willing Volunteers
On Monday, June 5, New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced another new plan to take care of the migrants who arrived in the City. Texas Governor Greg Abbott began bussing migrants to the City last summer. Mayor Adams has struggled to try and find adequate housing for the newly arrived guests.
Mayor Adams has arranged to have migrants placed in hotels, many are now occupied and he is now running out of space. His plan to transport migrants up north to cities such as Albany could still take some time.
This new plan will put migrants in people’s homes. This will likely come as a shock to some local New Yorkers and critics.
"It is my vision to take the next step to this faith-based locales and then move to a private residence. We can take that $4.2 billion, or $4.3 billion maybe now, that we potentially have to spend, and we can put it back in the pockets of everyday New Yorkers, everyday houses of worship instead of putting it in the pockets of corporations, and some of those corporations come from outside of our city.
"We should be recycling our own dollars. We should take this crisis and go to opportunities. That is how we can deal with this."
Some believe that people with a spare room may be open to the idea.
Others think Adams is running out of ideas at this point.
"There are residents who are suffering right now because of economic challenges. They have spare rooms. It's cheaper and it's a good investment for us to go to a family and assist them instead of placing people in large congregate settings or in these emergency hotels."
Mayor Adams is expected to spend billions of dollars and as more migrants come to New York City, he needs to keep finding housing for migrants who arrive.
Would you allow migrants to stay in your spare room?