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New York Kicks Out Migrants From Shelters to Make Room for New Migrants Surge

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New York Kicks Out Migrants From Shelters to Make Room for New Migrants Surge

New York Kicks Out Migrants From Shelters to Make Room for New Migrants Surge

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According to news circulating, New York City is planning to get rid of migrants who have been enjoying a roof over their heads for a long time in shelter facilities.

According to reports, the purpose of this action is to prepare for the arrival of new migrants in the summer. To that end, the government has sent a list of migrants who have enjoyed shelter benefits for a long time and who have to be evicted within a short period of time to one of the largest providers of sheltered housing in the city.

Evicted Too Quickly

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It has been confirmed that the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) has given out transfer notices to asylum-seeker families that have been residing in its shelters for a long time. Perhaps that would be okay if the NYC government did not mandate that they move within 1 to 2 days of getting the notice.

Where Do They Go?

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Families who fall under the aforementioned categories have said they were told they were to move as early as the next day. Fortunately, the city has made provision for them so they won’t be left unattended. The uprooted families will go to designated hotel shelters.

A Great Upending

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This recent move from the NYC government leads to a significant disturbance of the acquired peace and tranquility some migrants have been able to scratch out for themselves. Take Deicy Lara, a migrant from Columbia, for example. She claims to have lived in a shelter for two years but now has to leave on short notice after receiving a call at 4 p.m. saying she needed to be gone the next day, off to a random hotel.

The Evictions Have Triggered Outrage

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Win provides family shelter and housing in Mayor Eric Adam’s city, and they have expressed disappointment in his government’s actions. They believe the policy is inhumane and needs to be discontinued with immediate effect. As far as Win is concerned, such evictions only serve to undo all the progress migrant families—particularly children—have made.

Win Has Called for Transfers to End

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In a statement, Win urged the city to end the transfer policy, claiming it is unnecessary and cruel. While the move is to make space for incoming migrants who will also need these facilities, Win believes there is a better and more humane way to do it.

Summer Brings More Migrants

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Win’s president, Christine Quinn, knows why the New York City government, led by Mayor Eric Adams, is doing what it is doing. She said they were told the transfers are happening because the city is rushing to prepare housing for migrants, and they expect there will be a surge of new faces trooping in by summer. As such, it needed some shelters vacant.

What the DSS Said

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The Department of Social Services (DSS) spokesperson, Neha Sharma, has said that while the move is chaotic and happening without enough warning, it will greatly help new migrant families coming in because the places they vacate are equipped for new arrivals.

Sharma’s Retort to Quinn

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Quinn thinks the policy is cruel, but Sharma does not agree and is convinced Win is just trying to mislead the public. Sharma called them a “willful misrepresentation” of what the agency is trying to do. Sharma implied Quinn’s platform and energy would be better used when calling on the federal government to intervene.

The Migrant Crisis in New York City

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New York City welcomed about 175,000 migrants for the first time, and the numbers keep climbing. While residents of New York did not ask for this, they have been trying their best to make do, but now the NYC government needs aid from the federal government in the form of funding to keep things going.

Eric Adams is Worried

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The same month NPR released its report, New York City Mayor Eric Adams confirmed that his city is having an especially tough time because it has been spending too much of its resources on the migrant crisis. As it stands, the city has spent a whopping $2 billion on housing and providing services for new arrivals, and Adams is convinced that if no help comes from the federal government, NYC may fall under the strain of its resources.

A Struggle to Get Aid

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Mayor Adams says NYC is “in a precarious situation,” but President Biden has only bothered to award about $150 million in federal aid. Adams does not see how that sum will be sufficient to help fix the issues, and he is also not expecting more aid even though he continues to plead for it.