During a Monday press brief addressing the city's illegal immigration crisis following the expiration of Title 42, Mayor Adams said, "It is my vision to take the next step to this faith-based locales and then move to a private residence."
"We can take that $4.2 billion — $4.3 [billion] maybe now — that we anticipate we have to spend and we can put it back in the pockets of everyday, everyday houses of worship instead of putting it in the pockets of corporations," Adams said. "We should be recycling our own dollars."
The Democrat mayor explained that the Big Apple is struggling to find accommodations for the mass influx of illegal immigrants and revealed new plans that include housing single migrant men throughout "50 churches, mosques and other houses of worship across the five boroughs," New York Post reports.
According to data from the Office of Management and Budget, City Hall spends $380 per night to house illegal immigrants, while Adams' new plan to stick them in places of worship would cost taxpayers $125 per night, the outlet reports.
"First of all, it's cheaper and it's an investment for us to go to a family and assist them instead of placing people in large congregate settings or all these emergency hotels," Adams said.
The Adams administration is also working on a deal with the state legislature that would bring illegal basement apartments up to code, which is one step closer to getting illegal immigrants into private homes.
More than 72,000 illegal immigrants have flooded into New York City since last spring, and more than 45,000 are currently housed in taxpayer-funded accommodations such as hotels and emergency shelters.
Mayor Adams' proposal comes with a hefty price tag which will reportedly exceed $4.3 billion, the Post reports.
Adams declared a state of emergency in the city of New York in October over Biden's illegal immigration crisis and requested $1 billion in aid from the federal government to help with assistance. Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott has been shipping illegal immigrants to Adams' sanctuary city to send a statement to both the Biden administration and Democratic lawmakers.
Mayor Adams recently signed an executive order that suspends New York City’s "right to shelter" law and asked a judge to remove the city's status as a "sanctuary city." The right to shelter law was put in place so homeless New Yorkers could always access a bed, but the city is unable to provide shelter for the masses of illegal immigrants flooding daily into the city.
The Adams administration has been packing illegal immigrants residing in NYC onto buses and shipping them to Orange County and Rockland County in Upstate New York, specifically the city of Newburgh.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul declared a state of emergency last month and requested both federal aid and intervention, stating "New York is bursting at the seams," while Mayor Adams called on the city to revoke its "sanctuary status."
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