(PartiallyPolitics.com) – On Wednesday, New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) claimed that his city had started giving adult migrants who were currently housed in the city shelters a 60 days notice and that after that time had passed they would need to find alternative housing options.
This move is part of an attempt to increase the available space for families with children. Adult migrants are going to start receiving the notification within the coming weeks, and they will also be given access to a casework service which will help them look into the available housing options they can consider. Those migrants who are not able to secure alternative housing within 60 days will be allowed to reapply for space in the shelter.
During the press conference, Adams revealed that there was a shortage of space in the city and that it was not possible for them to continue this way. He added that this situation was not sustainable and that they were not going to sit around and pretend otherwise. He added that it was wrong for New York City to have to carry the weight of what is a national issue.
Since the spring of 2022, there have been over 90,000 migrants who have traveled to the city. From those migrants, more than 54,800 continue to be under the care of the city. As part of their attempts to limit this problem, the city is planning on beginning to distribute flyers to the southern border and warning migrants that they could not guarantee that services and shelter would be available to any new arrivals in the city.
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