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‘Staggering bill of $10.89 million’ spent daily on migrants in NYC ‘taxpayer-funded faciilities’

New York city’s liberal leadership has been begging the federal government for funds to help pay for the overwhelming migrant crisis



New York city’s liberal leadership has been begging the federal government for funds to help pay for the overwhelming migrant crisis after the Biden administration has created an overwhelming problem at the U.S. border. The same leadership is selfishly in denial that their problems with illegal immigration is a drop in the bucket compared to border states.

The Post notes that in order to house and feed roughly 30,000 migrants currently being housed in city taxpayer-funded facilities, the cost amounts “to a daily staggering bill of $10.89 million.”

While the Big Apple barrels toward a projected $4.2 billion two-year total bill to handle the influx of migrants, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) gave an “almost laughable” $8 million to the city in December — “not even enough to cover two current days” writes the Post.

City Council Minority Leader Joe Borelli (R-Staten Island) seethed to The Post on Friday, “Maybe the Biden administration can remember that this is their responsibility and not our mayor’s.”

Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-Staten Island) added, “It’s mind-boggling that the city is going out of its way to house citizens of other countries when we have our own New York citizens who are struggling to put food on the table and keep roofs over our heads.

“We just got our new property tax assessments, and people are wondering how they’re going to make these increased payments.

“Mayor Eric Adams and the City Council should tell Joe Biden to stop the insane policy that’s allowing people to enter our country.”

New York’s Democrats, however, want money to be thrown at the problem instead of focusing on fixing the failed policies. New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ spokeswoman Kate Smart said “the city has spent more than $500 million on asylum seeker needs in this fiscal year, which began July 1, and anticipates spending $4.2 billion across this fiscal year and the next.”

“As we’ve said for months, it’s clear that we need financial support from federal and state partners as the number of asylum seekers arriving continues to increase” added Smart.

Earlier in the day, City Emergency Management Commissioner Zach Iscol told a City Council panel “The city is at the end of its resources. “This is not sustainable. What we’re doing at the HERRCs is not sustainable,” said the commissioner, referring to the temporary Humanitarian Emergency Response and Relief Centers set up by the city.

“It’s why we have asked the state, it’s why we’ve asked the federal government for support because these two operations are not sustainable during this unprecedented emergency and humanitarian crisis,” he said.

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