New York Mayor Eric Adams, a Democrat, is suggesting that the city government could pay New Yorkers to open their homes to illegal immigrants who continue to arrive to the city in massive numbers. From the spring of last year until this week, more than 72,000 illegal immigrants, of which 37,500 remain in the city's shelter system. Some are also located in hotel rooms paid for by the mayor's office, homeless shelters and a former jail paid for by local taxpayers. On Monday, during a public appearance, Adams announced that the city will begin housing about 1,000 immigrants in 50 churches and religious shelters, and it was then that he commented that he hopes the city will eventually pay New Yorkers to house illegal migrants in their homes.
#WATCH | NYC Mayor Eric Adams:
“It is my vision to take the next step to this faith-based locales and then move to a private residence... They have spare rooms." pic.twitter.com/3FQRe02aYL
— VOZ (@Voz_US) June 6, 2023
"It is my vision to take the next step to this faith-based locales and then move to private residence," Adams said. He added: "There are residents who are suffering right now because of economic challenges, they have spare rooms, they have locales, and if we can find a way... we can take that $4.2 billion, $4.3 [billion] maybe, now that we potentially have to spend, and we can put it back into the pockets of everyday New Yorkers, everyday houses of worship, instead of putting it into the pockets of corporations."