Former New York Gov. David Paterson expressed deep concern over the escalating migrant crisis in New York City during a recent radio interview over the weekend, warning that the situation is approaching a “tipping point.” Paterson’s remarks shed light on the growing urgency of addressing the challenges posed by the influx of illegal immigrants in the city.
In the interview with business mogul John Catsimatidis, Paterson pointed to the alarming state of hotels in the city, where the facilities were reportedly filled to capacity with migrants seeking shelter. Consequently, an overflow of migrants, predominantly males, was left with no choice but to resort to sleeping on the streets due to a lack of alternative accommodations.
10,000 migrants a month right into the heart of New York City. They got exactly what they wanted. Good luck Eric Adams. pic.twitter.com/pAWhOFChgH
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The situation has become increasingly dire, with New York City lawmakers, including Councilwoman Vickie Paladino, making impassioned pleas for assistance in handling the crisis. Paladino warned that the surge of illegal immigrants was significantly impacting the quality of life for New Yorkers and described the situation as “absolutely out of control.”
Mayor Eric Adams, a Democrat, has been at the forefront of addressing the crisis, acknowledging the pressing need for help and resources. Adams recently declared a “state of emergency” in the city to confront the challenges of finding adequate indoor space for the growing number of asylum seekers.
Over 200 NYC hotels are overflowing with illegal migrants. Texas has bussed over 28,000 doctors, engineers. scientists, mathematicians, and other professionals who will benefit America to sanctuary cities Washington DC, New York City and Chicago. pic.twitter.com/wo5T63IeMi
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Paterson commended Adams for his bravery in confronting the Biden administration about the problem, urging them to allocate significant resources to help house the influx of migrants arriving in New York. He also highlighted the importance of maintaining a positive relationship with the real estate business in the city. Paterson argued that mistreating real estate developers could lead to a resurgence of issues experienced in 1970s New York, such as a proliferation of crime and unaffordable housing when the city was in a “squalid condition.”