Biden’s border crisis is expected to cost New York City an estimated $4.2 billion by mid-2024, an internal memo states. The New York City Office of Management and Budget memo, which was reported on by the New York Post, states that the city will spend $4.2 billion due to the migrant crisis and to help asylum seekers.
The internal memo stated that Governor Kathy Hochul’s plan would reimburse the city for $1 billion in migrant aide.
The memo states that Hochul’s budget poses a problem to the city.
If Mayor Eric Adams has an issue with the record crime in NYC, he should look no further than his District Attorneys who don't prosecute crimes when NYPD officers bring in people who break the law.
It’s that simple. Once NYC starts holding people accountable things will change. pic.twitter.com/2wywKVYoxj
— Congressman Byron Donalds (@RepDonaldsPress) January 31, 2023
“However, financially, the Governor’s Executive Budget contains few city priorities and poses challenges to the city if enacted as written, particularly because the city’s financial position has already been strained by the Migrant Crisis,” the memo states.
“If the proposed actions by the Governor are not reversed and more aid is not secured to deal with the Migrant Crisis, the city will be forced to take a number of actions to maintain a balanced budget in FY23 and FY24. This would make it difficult to provide current levels of service to New Yorkers,” the memo also states.
The asylum seeker crisis is a national problem that needs a national solution. New York City is proud to have welcomed tens of thousands of asylum seekers and given them shelter, food and resources. But we can't do this alone. pic.twitter.com/AIXfDzHwd4
— Mayor Eric Adams (@NYCMayor) January 31, 2023
The memo, which was released on February 6, comes after New York City Mayor Eric Adams spent the night in a mega-migrant shelter in the city after migrants refused to leave the Watson hotel.
Fox News writes: “Migrants were moved last week from the Watson Hotel to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal facility, but 50 migrants protested outside the hotel for days. Several migrants went to the migrant center, only to return and complain that the facility didn’t have sufficient heat and water, prompting Adams to spend a night himself.”
“I slept like a baby, it was warm. I had my nice little blanket. That’s my favorite blanket. I’m like Linus, you know, on Charlie Brown,” Adams said on Fox 5. “I have my favorite blanket that I just hug up on and I had pleasant dreams, got up the next day, had breakfast and sat down and spoke with asylum seekers.”