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Adams Wants To Put Thousands of Migrants To Work in NYC

By 09/14/2022 5:00 PMNo Comments

Mayor Eric Adams has expressed his intentions to immediately grant working papers to some of the nearly 10,000 southern border migrants that have flooded the Big Apple recently.

During a sitdown interview Tuesday in Washington DC with Jen Judson, president of the National Press Club, Adams said, “I think it’s imperative that we look at the employment. Think about this for a moment. We’re telling migrants and asylum seekers, ‘You can come to the country but for six months you can’t work.’ What? Six months you can’t work.”

Source: NPR (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

“So six months you are having people who just sit idly by, waiting. So who’s supposed to pick up the tab for that? If the federal government is saying that for six months you can’t work, then the federal government should be saying for six months we [are] going to compensate you. Because someone has to pay for that,” the mayor added. 

Adams did not specify whether he would favor city jobs or private sector jobs for migrants. But this comes at a time when the unemployment rate in the five boroughs is already at a whopping 6.1%, which is nearly double the national average set at 3.7%. 

 

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