The Big Apple migrant crisis is an emergency situation for New York Governor Kathy Hochul and NYC Mayor Eric Adams. Now, Governor Hochul says it’s time to end the controversial “Right to Shelter” law.
Hochul says the Big Apple is “at capacity” and will rescind a mandate that requires the city to provide a bed for anyone who requests on.
“The original premise behind the right to shelter was, for starters, for homeless men on the streets, people experiencing aids that was [then] extended to families,” she said.
“But never was it envisioned being an unlimited universal right, or obligation on the city, to house literally the entire world.”
From The New York Post:
The Adams administration is currently challenging the “right to shelter” rule in the state Supreme Court, arguing they need to turn some people away because the city’s resources have already buckled with the arrival of more than 110,000 asylum seekers since spring 2022.
Legal Aid, however, has challenged the push, claiming, in part, that it would only result in more people sleeping on Gotham’s streets.
As the saga draws out, Hochul on Wednesday urged newly arrived migrants to consider settling someplace else – as the Biden administration cleared the way for Venezuelan asylum seekers to get expedited work permits.
More over at The New York Post:
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