New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) plans to send cross-border commuters and illegal aliens, arriving on migrant buses from Texas, to a relatively isolated island off the Bronx borough.
For months, Texas Governor Greg Abbott (right) continued to send commuters and illegal aliens on buses to sanctuary cities like New York, Washington, DC and Chicago, Illinois.
The overwhelming majority of the 15,500 commuters and illegal aliens transported by bus to New York remain in the city’s overcrowded homeless shelter system. As a result, Breitbart News reported last month, Adams said he would begin housing migrants in tent cities in a Bronx parking lot.
Another option Adams is considering is to house commuters and illegal aliens on a cruise ship off Manhattan.
On Tuesday, Adams revealed that instead of building the tent cities in the Bronx, his office would build the short-term lodgings on Randall’s Island — a relatively isolated island off the Bronx — to house about 500 commuters and illegal aliens.
Adams said the tent villages were moved after the Bronx parking lot flooded over the weekend, although the New York Daily News reports that Randall’s Island has a similar floodplain.
“It’s a higher high,” Adams said, defending the move. “The parking [on Randall’s Island] is a better use for it.
The move comes as Adams and Democrat officials pleaded with U.S. taxpayers to pay a $500 million bill to house commuters and illegal aliens in New York City as rents soar for New Yorkers. -Yorkers in recent years.
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