The National Park Service manages the airfield. That means taxpayers are funding it.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn will be used as a migrant shelter.
Floyd Bennett Field is an airfield. Only one part is used as a NYPD helicopter base. The rest is part of the Gateway National Recreation Area’s Jamaica Bay Unit. The National Park Service manages it.
You know what that means, right? Taxpayers are footing the bill.
Hochul said it could house 2,500 migrants:
“This is something we have been asking about, hoping for, for many many many months,” Hochul said of the lease, which the state has not yet signed. “This is a big step because the answer one month ago was no, that this is land owned by the Department of Interior, National Parks, and they do not allow for use of shelter on any of their properties. So I’m viewing this as a significant development by the administration in Washington that we need more help here.”
Hochul said housing migrants at large sites, like Floyd Bennett Field, makes it easier to help larger numbers fill out asylum forms, which will help get them on the path to finding legal work.
“They are the best accommodations that we can offer for us to be able to start moving single adults into those facilities….and start moving this system along,” Hochul said. “Ultimately with the goal of helping people be stabilized, apply for asylum, and grant that right to work .”
The state will pay for the use of Floyd Bennett Field. So I guess NY taxpayers are paying double.
NYC Mayor Eric Adams and Hochul have been fighting over the migrant situation in the city and state caused by the border crisis.
Adams is grateful but insists more needs to be done:
“Let’s be clear: because we haven’t seen meaningful policy changes that would alter the course of this crisis, we’ve been forced to play an unsustainable game of ‘whack-a-mole’, opening new site after new site as asylum seekers continue to arrive by the thousands,” Adams said. “We will continue to advocate for expedited work authorization for asylum seekers, a federal declaration of emergency, and a national and state decompression strategy, and we’re committed to making today’s announcement the beginning of a new era of enhanced partnership between our local, state, and federal governments.”
The Democrats finally admitted the border crisis is a national and federal issue after border states started shipping migrants to supposed sanctuary cities.
Yeah, not so easy when you experience what the small border towns go through every day.DONATE
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