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Democratic Mayor Eric Adams is coming to an agreement with Norwegian Cruise Line to house illegal migrants sent by Greg Abbott to NYC, according to reports.
A report in the New York Post revealed that Adams is apparently arranging for the cruise company to house the migrants on one of its huge ships and for the vessel to dock in Staten Island harbor.
“Adams wants to lease the luxury liner for at least six months and use it to house and process migrants before they enter the city’s shelter system,” a source told the New York Post.
The source explains that migrants will be able to “come and go” and that the decision was made because it is “cheaper” than setting up a tent city for migrants.
In addition to the deal with Norwegian Cruise Line, the mayor is also reportedly negotiating the possible use of another ship owned by the Estonian company Tallink, which was hired by the Estonian government to house Ukrainian refugees who fled their country after the Russian invasion.
According to City Hall figures, there are some 15,500 illegal migrants in NYC as of last May.
Adams said the influx of migrants could reach a higher number and predicted that the number of refugees could exceed 75,000.
Meanwhile, the mayor has been pleading with the White House for at least $500 million in emergency funds to pay for just one year of migrant services.
City Council Minority Leader Joe Borelli (R-SI) supported the idea: “I knew this was a possibility but until Biden shuts off the border I am not sure how we can continue to accommodate these people without taking over every inch of parkland with tent cities,” he said.
“This arguably may be a more reasonable way to cope with the crisis than people might think,” he added. Republican Representative Nicole Malliotakis disagreed: “This is a ludicrous idea that could only come out of an incompetent administration.”
“Both Biden and Adams refuse to address the root of the problem and, instead, continue to incentivize illegal immigration,” she said.
Sabrina Martín Rondon is a Venezuelan journalist. Her source is politics and economics. She is a specialist in corporate communications and is committed to the task of dismantling the supposed benefits of socialism // Sabrina Martín Rondon es periodista venezolana. Su fuente es la política y economía. Es especialista en comunicaciones corporativas y se ha comprometido con la tarea de desmontar las supuestas bondades del socialismo