Posted on March 10, 2023

NYC Mayor Eric Adams Aiming to Resettle Immigrants Across Us

Brady Knox, Washington Examiner, March 7, 2023

New York City Mayor Eric Adams is planning to resettle immigrants across the United States.

Adams, a Democrat, unveiled his plans in a policy briefing released Tuesday titled “The Road Forward: A Blueprint to Address New York City’s Response to the Asylum Seeker Crisis.” In his preface, Adams implicitly admits the overwhelming nature of the crisis, saying the city is unable to solve the “asylum seeker crisis” on its own.

The move comes after a large wave of immigrants, sent by bus from red states, has left the city struggling to cope. {snip}

“As of March 2023, there were 79,937 people in shelter placement in New York City (including humanitarian relief centers) — a 77% increase since the start of the Adams administration on January 1st, 2022. This is due in large part to the influx of newcomers. Our shelter system is full, and we are running out of funds, staff, and space,” the policy brief reads.


Adams is pushing for a “comprehensive response from all levels of government — especially from our state and federal partners.”

“The city is also in the early stage of being able to assist asylum seekers in relocating to their preferred city of choice. Ultimately, New York City isn’t equipped to meet the complex needs of asylum seekers given their current rapid rate of arrival,” the policy brief says.