New York City Mayor Eric Adams has said that agencies would need to slash spending, with certain departments facing cutbacks of up to 15 percent, due to the rising financial toll of caring for more than 100,000 illegal immigrants.
During a taped statement, Mayor Eric Adams said that while compassion is unlimited, finances are not. To deal with such expenses or alter the path of this disaster, the city has not gotten sufficient help from the state or federal governments. Asylum seekers and New Yorkers will feel these painful cutbacks.
Adams is asking cuts of up to 5% from each of the city’s three next budgets, the first of which will be released in November, in response to falling city revenues and an estimated $12 billion migrant-related cost the Big Apple has been compelled to pay in recent years.
The mayor has been quite outspoken in recent months about how the inability of the Biden administration and the state of New York to effectively handle the immigration issue has compounded the challenges facing New York City.
Adams has claimed that there would be no layoffs as a result of these budget cutbacks, but a source has told the media that this is laughable. A 5% reduction across all agencies would inevitably result in layoffs, leading to more crime and filthy streets.
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