Migrants and the sinister southern governors who have sent some of them north make for effective foils and easy scapegoats politically, but they are not the sole cause of the city’s budget woes.
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We have a lot to do to bridge the migrants’ current situation and the future of self-sustaining work that everyone agrees they need. Receiving the ability to work doesn’t magically prepare migrants for it or connect them with available jobs.
The migrant situation in New York City has dominated the news over the summer, culminating in a recent press conference where Mayor Eric Adams claimed “the city we knew, we’re about to lose.” This week we speak with civics reporter Felipe De La Hoz to better understand what’s really going on.
Mayor Adams and Director of the Office of Management and Budget Jacques Jiha made the case that maintaining current trends of arrivals and exits at the city’s shelter systems would cost a combined $12 billion over three years, an eye-watering increase over already significant spending figures.
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