At the US-Mexico border, New York City will hand out pamphlets advising illegal immigrants to “consider another city.
The office of Mayor Eric Adams issued a statement on Wednesday stating that the fliers would aim to “combat misinformation at the border.” It is unclear if the claim that each migrant in New York City, a sanctuary city, has received tens of thousands of dollars in housing, food, education, and healthcare falls under the category of “misinformation.
The leaflet does, however, draw attention to the outrageous costs of housing, food, and other essentials that illegals (allegedly) would face if they traveled to NYC.
It says in Spanish, “Please think about another city as you decide where to settle in the United States.” For immigrants who don’t speak Spanish, the message is also stated in English.
Adams also unveiled a brand-new strategy that would give unaccompanied adult asylum applicants 60 days to find new housing. According to Adams, 90,000 migrants have entered the city since April 2022, and there is no more space.
Adams said that it was unfair for New York City to bear the burden of a national issue. (It appears that he is unconcerned that Texas bears the burden of a national issue.)
Although the “consent decree” does not mention posh hotels specifically, New York is required to provide refuge for all homeless persons.
Some organizations are disputing the legality of the 60-day notice.