Posted on August 31, 2023

NYC Will Send Migrants to Federal Sites in Upstate New York: Mayor Adams

Henry Rosoff, PIX11, August 30, 2023

New York City Mayor Eric Adams said he will send migrants upstate to federal sites whether or not the governor or local authorities agree.

“If I get permission from the federal government, we’re going to use that,” Adams said. “We are going to use any space that we get permission to use.”

The space offer came as part of a letter sent Monday by the Department of Homeland Security, which also tweaked the mayor’s handling of the migrant crisis.


Meanwhile, Assemblyman Mike Tannousis and other state Republicans who pushed back against recent migrant housing efforts are now calling for a special session of the state legislature to deal with the crisis.

“The only plan the New York City has is to shelter them whatever they can and spend a massive amount of taxpayer money,” Tannousis said. “This is an unsustainable problem.”