OAN’s Taylor Tinsley
3:40 PM – Monday, January 8, 2023
New York City’s 60-day shelter limit is set to expire on Tuesday.
Thousands of families have received eviction notices from city-run shelters, as the Big Apple continues to be overwhelmed with migrant care.
Mayor Eric Adams (D-N.Y.) said they don’t plan to throw any migrants out on the streets and that families are able to request another 60-day placement.
Those who fail to reapply will be sent to respite centers until more space becomes available.
City officials are planning to boost security at some migrant shelters after a man was fatally stabbed at one of the shelters on Randalls Island over the weekend.
Adams said a suspect is in custody and that the NYPD is looking to install security cameras and metal detectors at additional sites.
“It’s horrific to have someone come here to pursue the American dream, to see it turn into a nightmare, to lose a life, it’s really unfortunate we lost this young man,” Adams said.
The mayor once again called on the federal government to help their situation, as more than 160,000 migrants have been bussed into the Big Apple, saying “We had a city dropped in our city.”
“I’m calling on the federal government to do its job,” he stated. “New Yorkers are angry. Asylum seekers are angry. The mayor’s angry. We’re all angry, you know? But we’re doing the best we have with the resources in front of us.”
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