Posted on February 3, 2023

Majority of NYers Want Migrants Relocated Upstate, Agree There’s No More Room In City: Poll

Bernadette Hogan, New York Post, February 1, 2023

New York City residents agree that there’s “no room at the inn” for more migrants seeking sanctuary in the five boroughs and support a proposal to relocate them upstate, a new poll shows.

A majority of city voters — 63% — don’t think the Big Apple has the ability to accommodate the asylum-seekers, while 31% believe the city has enough space, according to a Quinnipiac Poll released Wednesday.

The survey also found that voters approve — by a 65% to 26% margin — a proposal by Adams to send some of the migrants to areas in upstate New York with shrinking populations.

Seven out of 10 voters said they think it’s a crisis for the five boroughs that more than 40,000 migrants seeking sanctuary have arrived in the city since last year. Just 25% of voters responded that they don’t think it’s a crisis and 5% had no opinion.

Since the spring, an estimated 43,200 migrants have arrived in the Big Apple with 28,200 living in 86 taxpayer-funded emergency shelters and processing centers.

The influx prompted Adams to declare “there’s no room at the inn,” begging both the state and federal government for financial help {snip}