Eric Adams suggests housing illegal immigrants in private homes

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FILE – New York City Mayor Eric Adams listens to Gov. Kathy Hochul deliver her State of the State address in the Assembly Chamber at the state Capitol on Jan. 10, 2023, in Albany, N.Y. Hans Pennink/AP

Eric Adams suggests housing illegal immigrants in private homes

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New York City Mayor Eric Adams proposed his vision to house illegal immigrants in “faith-based locales” and private residents on Monday.

“There are residents who are suffering right now because of economic challenges,” Adams, a Democrat, said. “They have spare rooms. They have locales, and if we can find a way to get over the 30-day rule and other rules that government has in place, we can take their $4.2 billion, $4.3 [billion]. It may be now that we potentially have to spend.”


Adams’s call to action comes as New York City battles a rise in illegal immigrants flooding the city.

The city has helped support at least 72,000 immigrants, and over 46,000 still remain under the care of the city, according to a statement from the mayor’s office.

“The city has already spent more than $1.2 billion on the crisis this fiscal year alone and is projected to spend more than $4.3 billion by the end of June 2024, yet the federal government has only allocated New York City less than $40 million in funding — enough to pay for only five days of asylum seeker costs, at current rates of spending,” the statement read.

“Mayor Adams has repeatedly called on the federal government to provide multiple forms of support, including expedited work authorization for asylum seekers, a nationwide decompression strategy, increased funding to manage the crisis, and meaningful immigration reform,” it added.

Giving illegal immigrants who are struggling in New York City a place to stay in holy places and private homes is a far cheaper and more cost-effective option for the city, according to the mayor’s office.

The city spends approximately $380 per night on illegal immigrants, and Adams’s “vision” could lower that to around $125 per night, according to a report.


“We can put it back into the pockets of everyday New Yorkers, everyday houses of worship,” he added.

The money will go to the citizens of New York City instead of corporations from outside the city.

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