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NYC Mayor Plans To Kick More Illegal Aliens Out Of City Shelters

Anastasia Boushee
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New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) has made a surprising announcement — revealing that the once-proud “sanctuary city” was planning to enact stricter regulations on illegal aliens seeking to take up shelter space amid the ongoing illegal immigration crisis.

As illegal aliens continue to flood the U.S. through President Joe Biden’s open border, many have flocked to New York City — whether on their own, through Biden’s secret illegal alien flights or via Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) bussing program. This has led to New York City’s resources being stretched thin, especially shelter systems.

“We’re not just saying we’re out of room as a soundbite. We’re out of room, literally. People are going to be eventually sleeping on the streets,” Adams told FOX 5 New York’s Rosanna Scotto last month.


With the problem only getting worse, Adams has announced that New York City had come to an agreement with the Legal Aid Society — a group that represents low-income New Yorkers — to roll back the amount of time that illegal alien adults can stay in the city’s shelter system down to one month. This change is a departure from the previous requirements laid out in New York City’s right-to-shelter law implemented in 1981. At the moment, New York City has no choice but to do so — especially as it has been forced to make significant budget cuts in order to use billions in taxpayer dollars to help illegal aliens.

“Over the last two years, our city has been managing an ongoing national humanitarian crisis, providing shelter and care to approximately 183,000 new arrivals — a number larger than the population of most US cities,” Adams explained in a statement published on Friday. “Today, the City of New York came to an agreement with The Legal Aid Society which gives us additional flexibility under the 1981 consent decree known as ‘Callahan’ that addresses the ‘Right to Shelter.’”

“We have been clear since day one that the ‘Right To Shelter’ was never intended to apply to large-scale migrant populations arriving without housing or legal work status in such a short period of time,” the Democrat mayor added. “This new agreement acknowledges the realities of where we are today, affirms our shared mission to help those in need and grants us additional flexibility to navigate this ongoing crisis.”

Under the new rule, illegal aliens will be forced to leave city shelters after 30 days with no ability to reapply for shelter space — although officials will reportedly make exceptions for individuals with medical conditions or an “extenuating circumstance,” according to the press release. Illegal aliens under the age of 23 will be forced to leave shelters after 60 days, while illegal alien families will not be affected by the rule change.