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New York City And The Threatening Migrant Crisis

September 18, 2023

How many is enough? How much is too much? Recently the mayor of New York City stood before the people, and stated “I don’t see an ending to this, it will destroy New York City.” If memory serves me correctly, history does not record any such words ever spoken by a public official in this city. The very embodiment of one of America’s great metropolises, and her first capital; NYC is the Mecca of big business, finance, commerce, and the arts and entertainment. 

What could possibly be the reason for Mayor Adams to make such a disturbing statement and one that has caused a tremendous outcry? The migrant crisis has reached a crescendo; it is now of epidemic proportions and a humanitarian disaster. Call them what you will, migrants, illegal immigrants, invaders, undocumented aliens, they are people seeking new lives, but their desires are creating a danger to our safety and security. For our purposes here, I will show some respect and refer to them as migrants. 

Since its inception, the Biden administration has, through its open-door policy at the southern border, given the green light for over 7 million migrants to enter the United States. Southern Border States were forced to take on the burden. Texas and Arizona were deluged with a wave of humanity. Texas Governor Abbot sought relief, and decided to share the burden and began busing migrants to designated “Sanctuary Cities,” like New York, Chicago, Washington, DC, and Boston. The dilemma New York has is that the migrants were given a choice, and most prefer NYC as their destination.

Like most big-city Democrats, Mayor Adams boasted of how NYC is a sanctuary for the oppressed, downtrodden, and all people seeking better lives. New York’s present troubles, however, began in 2022 when the Biden administration began flying migrants, under the cover of night, into Westchester County airports with buses waiting to disperse them throughout the state. The influx of migrants increased and the numbers reached into the thousands each week.

Since December of 2022 over 110,000 migrants have entered NYC. An estimated 10,000 are arriving each month, as Texas continues to dispatch buses to the dismay of the mayor and residents. This has created a fiasco that has caused tremendous concern, and is the impetus for ongoing civil unrest. Protests by residents, American citizens, in a number of neighborhoods have been a daily occurrence.

The migrants have been dispersed throughout the five boroughs of the city. They’ve been relocated to over 200 locations, including hotels, soccer fields, schools, military barracks, and tent cities, and the city has also erected temporary facilities at great expense. Many of these sites are in residential neighborhoods, and there have been instances of confrontations with residents and migrants. In one particular case, migrants, most being young men, were put up in a shuttered school, with a girl’s high school only a block away.

The mayor has estimated the annual cost to the taxpayer for maintaining the migrant population at $4.5 billion. To defray the cost will require severe cuts to city services creating hardship for residents. Schools have had to deal with an influx of over 18,000 migrant children, who mostly don’t speak English. Hotels are reserved strictly for families, and the storied Roosevelt Hotel is the main location. Since arriving several months ago, there have been 41 incidents of domestic abuse, child endangerment, as well assaults on hotel employees. 

Outside the hotel on the sidewalk is a migrant encampment composed mainly of adult males; there have been numerous skirmishes. The Roosevelt Hotel is being leased from its Pakistani owners for $220 million. These monies would go a long way in easing the city’s poverty and homeless crisis, but instead it is making an Islamic terrorist state wealthy.  

Other major Democrat-governed cities are having similar difficulties, but not nearly as costly and widespread as New York. They all proclaimed themselves “Sanctuary Cities,” and with open arms sent a message to the world; send us your tired, poor, huddled masses yearning to be free. Well, they got what they wished for, in spades. 

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