New York City policy that immigrant families must leave the municipal shelters after 60 days and requesting a new intake center location located at the Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan, cannot be changed “not even by one letter” of Mayor Eric Adams, despite the avalanche of criticism and protests led by Democratic leaders.
“Working. Unlike other cities, no child or family sleeps on the streets of New York City. And we have the courage to say to singles, within 30 days you must be self-sufficient, Because we can’t keep them going forever.”The president of the municipality said this Tuesday.
Based on the agent’s accounts, the 80% of single adults who were notified to leave the shelter made the step to independence. And in total, 60% of people who arrived since spring 2022 asking for shelter, They have taken “the next step in their journey.”
In addition to 172,400 immigrants passed through the immigration admission system made as part of this emergency. There are more than 67,500 people currently in City-funded shelters, meaning nearly 105,000 have moved onbecause they moved to other cities or because they have rented their spaces.
Immigrants continue to arrive, but with the certainty that they will stay in municipal shelters that welcome them on arrival, It cannot be infinite. In some cases, Some immigrant families have been staying in hotels for more than 14 months
Comptroller is investigating
This rule continues to be the focus of strong criticism and protests. she Comptroller Brad Lander began a detailed investigation of the financial effects and the effects that the measure would have.
Earlier this week, City Council President Adriadnne Adams stated that “As a mother and grandmother, it hurts so much to see young children and families damaged by the 60-day policy.”. I urge the mayor to abandon this cruel tactic. And, instead, seek stronger governance that respects our moral responsibility as a government.
In his weekly press conference, the municipal president, who continues the bitter debates with the majority of Democrats in the municipal chamber, about the veto of laws on police transparency and solitary confinement in prisons , strong when committed. that “there is no other choice” regarding the willingness to grant time to stay to recently arrived immigrantsto go to temporary shelters.
“It is impossible for us to tell thousands of people, who can stay indefinitely in municipal shelters. It’s unfair to New York taxpayers. We help them take a step towards their freedom. Those who question this policy have no solution. And in our case, we observed that it worked”conclusion of the mayor.
The rule of 30 and 60 days are only available to newly arrived families who live in Humanitarian Emergency Relief and Response Centers (HERRC) and non-traditional homeless shelters.
The municipal government announced weeks ago that pregnant women in their third trimester and those with a newborn They can stay longer, before their eviction notices expire.
- 105,000 immigrants who have been sheltered in municipal shelters since spring 2022 left these temporary shelters.
- 80% of singles who received notice that their time limit to stay in the shelters was over, took the road to freedom from the municipal aid system.