"Waste of the Week" on The National Desk: Extreme Costs of Illegal Migrants in NYC 147_Housing_Migrants_NYC1

September 16, 2022 09:28 AM



Reports indicate both a border and homeless crisis are now hitting New York City. For the first time in 13 years, New York City failed to find beds for dozens of men under the Big Apple's court-ordered "right to shelter" rule for single adult males.

Adam Andrzejewski, founder of Open the Books – a nonprofit focused on "transparent government spending," joined The National Desk Friday to discuss what's happening. 

Since May, more than 10,000 migrants have come to New York City with at least 7,300 homeless in the city's shelter system. Migrants have reportedly been placed in 14 different hotels — one of them a famed luxury hotel in Times Square. 

"What are the lasting implications for migrants and the city?" The National Desk's Jan Jeffcoat asked Andrzejewski.

"Over the course of the last two years, 4.4 million people have illegally crossed the border, and nearly a million of those have evaded border security," Andrzejewski said. "So, we don't even know who's in the country. Now, the governors down in Texas and Arizona and Florida, they've been screaming about this and nobody's been listening — until they start bussing the migrants to places like New York City."

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