New York City is allegedly “struggling” to provide housing for 6,000 illegal immigrants bused from Texas to the sanctuary city by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) in the past few months.
Since spring, the governor bused border crossers and illegal immigrants to New York City, which touts itself as the United States’ biggest sanctuary jurisdiction.
This is Texas’ attempt to relieve the state of the burdens that were a result of Pres. Joe Biden’s catch-and-release policy in which thousands of people crossing the southern border illegally are released into the country monthly.
Officials who spoke with the New York Post alleged that the city is “overwhelmed” in handling the influx of illegal immigrants. According to them, the city is “struggling” to find accommodations for around 6,000 of the new arrivals.
The report by New York Post says:
“Overwhelmed city officials are struggling to provide a promised intake center and hotel rooms to migrants being shipped by the busload from Texas to the Big Apple, The Post has learned.
The Department of Homeless Services acknowledged to The Post that it has abandoned its initial plan to operate an intake and processing center dedicated to the recent arrivals alongside a 600-room shelter at the ROW NYC hotel on Eighth Avenue in Midtown.
Officials would only say Sunday that they have finally selected a finalist to operate the yet-to-open Manhattan facility but would not reveal the contractor’s name or its location.
NYC is already behind schedule regarding its plans to open the Manhattan facility for illegal aliens arriving. The Department of Homeland Security, which has promised to rent 5,000 hotel rooms for the city’s new arrivals on top of the 1,000 rooms NYC has been rent, has yet to follow through on the said plan.
Instead of doing what they said they would, city officials are currently relying on NYC’s homeless shelters, packed with around 4,900 illegal border crossers and migrants. According to the New York Times, “the situation is dire” for the shelter system in NYC.
The times also noted that current trends indicate that the population of NYC’s family homeless shelter “would nearly double, to almost 60,000, up from the current 31,000” if the pace of new arrivals continues.