Immigrant Advocates Demand Adams Administration Stop Wasteful Spending & Invest in all New Yorkers

New York, NY—Today, New York City Mayor Adams held a press conference to announce that his administration may need to deepen cuts to city services, as a result of the increasing cost of housing asylum seekers.

Murad Awawdeh, Executive Director, New York Immigration Coalition:
“Mayor Eric Adams must stop doubling and tripling down on bad strategies and policies that don't work and never did. His administration has remained in an emergency crisis posture since the first buses arrived instead of developing a long term strategy on how to house and integrate new arrivals. Housing advocates and immigrant advocates like ourselves have repeatedly demanded that he stop building new relief and respite centers and instead focus on moving people from shelters into permanent housing using CityFHEPS vouchers and other supports. Yet, the Adams administration is stubbornly sticking to a plan that is costly and clearly isn’t working. Threatening further austerity measures as a necessary evil is simply disingenuous.”