New York City Mayor Adams, a Democrat, asked the Feds for $300Million….
He git %30 Million…..
Presidsent Biden says he lieks Adams….
Adams is NOt a hppy camper right now …..
And he seems to have gone ahead with moves without even dealling with the state beleaguered Governor….
“Let us be very clear: This is both disappointing and woefully insufficient for a city that has carried the cost of sheltering, feeding, and supporting more than 60,000 asylum-seekers in the last year,” mayoral spokesperson Fabien Levy said in a statement. “New Yorkers have stepped up tremendously throughout this crisis and we look forward to working closely with our congressional delegation to remedy this serious mistake.”
The Department of Homeland Security explained in a press release that the $322 million it earmarked Friday primary went to border communities like El Paso, Tx., which has been one of the main entry points for migrants coming to the country via Mexico.
“This first round of funding was focused primarily on the needs of border communities due to the urgencies they are confronting,” the department said in a statement. “Several interior cities also received funding. The City of New York received the most of any interior city by a significant margin given its challenges.”
The agency added that it would be dishing out a second round of funding totaling $360 million that will be focused on municipalities beyond the border that have also been destinations for asylum-seekers.
“It is anticipated that New York will again receive a significant share in that round,” the release noted.
Regardless, the snub to New York City is likely to add more tension to the relationship between Adams and President Joe Biden. Adams is one of the 20 top surrogates for the president’s reelection campaign. He has also been increasingly outspoken about the need for asylum-seeker aid, and has been calling out the White House and Biden by name….
On Friday, the mayor also announced a new program that would send New York City asylum seekers to the Hudson Valley in an effort to reduce the strain on the municipal budget and city shelters. Single men already in the city’s care will have the option to spend four months in Orange Lake and Orangeburg north of the city.
While details about the arrangement’s origins were unclear, Adams seemed to suggest New York City struck a deal on its own after failing to receive assistance from the federal government and the administration of New York Gov. Kathy Hochul. Earlier this year, New York City declared a state of emergency and asked the state to help move migrants to other locations in New York….
Texas NYC migrant dumps continue….
Two buses of migrants from Texas arrived in New York City on Friday morning, ahead of an expected surge in arrivals in the wake of Title 42’s expiration.
About 90 migrants from countries such as Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador arrived on the buses at the Port Authority Bus Terminal, just hours after the pandemic-era rule expired, according to Bloomberg….