New York City shelters are overwhelmed by the migrant crisis, and Mayor Eric Adams is considering using cruise ships as temporary housing.
“We looked at everything from the legality of using any type of cruise ship to temporary housing,” Hizzoner said during an interview with WCBS Sunday.
“We see everything, how do we deal with this?”
Adams made the suggestion hours before The Post broke the story A record number of 9 buses They carried migrants and traveled into the city.
Each bus usually carries 40 to 50 migrants.
The visit cripples the New York shelter system. Full time facilities are provided pushed to the brink And 23 emergency shelters have opened, but still don’t have enough beds, affecting the quality of life in the neighborhood and the city.
According to Adams, cruise ships can help alleviate stress, and were once considered by the Bloomberg administration during its own migration boom.
Adams did not reveal more details about the floating shelters, but criticized a federal policy that prevents immigrants from working in the U.S. before obtaining work permits.
“We say, ‘You can come here, but you’re not allowed to work.’ It’s unbelievable,” Adams said. Refers to shortages in various sectorsincluding food, sanitation and transport.
“We have to look at what deficits we’re facing and how do we let people take care of themselves? If not, then we as the government have to take care of them. It’s pointless.”
On Friday, Sen. Recommended by Kirsten Gillibrand Resettlement of Newly Arrived Migrants to Upstate A move that could get municipalities serious federal funding for cities experiencing unemployment problems.