The border crisis is about to hit close to home —really close.
According to a report from The New York Post, during a press conference on Monday, New York City Mayor Eric Adams suggested that New Yorkers open their doors to migrants coming from the border.
“It is my vision to take the next step to this faith-based locales and then move to a private residence,” Adams said Monday during a City Hall press conference.
“We can take that $4.2 billion — $4.3 [billion] maybe now — that we anticipate we have to spend and we can put it back in the pockets of everyday, everyday houses of worship instead of putting it in the pockets of corporations.”
“We should be recycling our own dollars,” he added.
From The New York Post:
Adams said moving migrants into private homes is the next step in the administration’s blueprint to house the crush of homeless individuals, after unveiling a new plan to house single migrant men in 50 churches, mosques and other houses of worship across the five boroughs.
He acknowledged that City Hall would need to get over a “30 day rule” but would not elaborate on the rule or the necessary logistics to implement the plan.
Since last spring, over 72,000 people have flooded into Gotham with over 45,000 currently living in 160 taxpayer-funded emergency shelters and hotels.
“We need to be clear, this is not sustainable with the inflow that we’re receiving,” a desperate Adams explained.
The mayor said the city will work to “find a way” to get around city government rules that typically bar the city from housing homeless people in private homes.
Watch the clip above. More over at The New York Post:
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