New Yorkers Rally Against Shelter for Illegals Amidst City’s Migrant Crisis
A swell of frustrated New Yorkers recently gathered in Queens, voicing their vehement opposition against a freshly constructed shelter, expected to house nearly 1,000 illegal migrants. Significantly, this shelter is located dangerously close to an elementary school and senior center.
As the Daily Wire pointed out, the protestors weren’t silent about their feelings. Their signs exclaimed “no tent city,” a direct critique of state officialdom’s decision to accommodate illegal immigrants in new shelters, while the city’s hotels and homeless shelters grapple under the weight of migrants unlawfully entering the U.S.
Fox 5 disclosed that this so-called “tent city” was hastily constructed within a mere 10 days. Unbelievably, its location is the parking premises of a psychiatric facility in Queens.
The protest wasn’t without its fair share of drama. Notable among the arrested was Curtis Silwa, the former GOP mayoral contender. The reason? He reportedly defied police orders, choosing to obstruct traffic, as the New York Post highlighted.
In a city already reeling from its migrant quandary, there’s heated discussion among officials about the potentiality of setting up tents in Central Park to house the illegals.
New York’s Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, Anne Williams-Isom, was notably ambiguous during a recent press meet, suggesting, “everything is on the table.” She was quoted by the Daily Wire as emphasizing, “We are constantly looking at sites to see how we can accommodate people, but we need support and we think that the system is at a breaking point.”
Since April 2022, New York City’s streets have been overwhelmed with close to 100,000 illegal migrants. By July, a staggering 55,000 were financially sheltered using the city’s funds, which, let’s not forget, originate from the hard-earned money of taxpayers. Now, the city is grappling with accommodating over 105,800 souls, including its homeless population.
This mounting crisis has only intensified the visible tensions between New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Governor Kathy Hochul (D). While Adams vocally criticizes the federal government’s apathy, Hochul’s camp fires back, accusing the mayor of hollow promises and lackluster follow-through.