“The simple truth is that longtime New Yorkers and asylum seekers will feel these potential cuts and they will hurt”
New York City Mayor Eric Adams released a video this weekend in which he speaks directly to New Yorkers about the reality they are facing due to the illegal immigrant crisis.
Adams makes it very clear that unless the federal government or the state come forward with more money, the city is going to have to cut services and that this will be felt by everyone.
The New York Post reported:
Adams warns cuts of up to 15% coming to every NYC agency over migrant crisis is ‘detrimental’
Mayor Adams warned Saturday that all New York City agencies may have to slash up to 15% from their budgets by the spring in response to the ever-rocketing costs of the migrant crisis.
All departments were told they will need to slash 5% from their budget by November, amounting to a several billion dollar haircut from the city-funded portion of Adams’ $107 billion spending plan.
But if the city doesn’t get enough financial aid from the Biden administration or state legislators by early next year, Adams warned additional 5% cuts could come in both January and April.
“The simple truth is that longtime New Yorkers and asylum seekers will feel these potential cuts and they will hurt,” the mayor said in a video released on YouTube announcing the plan.
“New Yorkers are angry and frustrated, and they are right to be. I am too.”
“I want to be clear: these tough decisions are a direct result of inaction in Washington and in Albany,” added Adams.
“But the die is not yet cast, and we can still avoid these cuts if Washington and Albany do their part by paying their fair share, and coming up with a decompression strategy that reduces the pressure on New York City, so we are not forced to manage this crisis almost entirely on our own. “
Here’s the video. If you watch it, you may notice one name that does not get mentioned. Joe Biden. Adams is still trying to navigate this issue without coming right out and telling Biden to shut the border. He instead references a lack of help from ‘Washington’ while calling this a national crisis.
We’re probably about three to six months away from outraged New Yorkers screaming at Adams in a tense public town hall meeting. When the city starts cutting services, all bets will be off.
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