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NYC mayor reveals posters telling migrants to go somewhere else

Standing in the City Hall rotunda flanked by dozens of faith leaders, Mayor Adams announces the creation of the faith-based shelter program Monday morning in Manhattan. (Luiz C. Ribeiro/New York Daily News/TNS)
July 20, 2023

New York City is preparing to put up posters asking incoming migrants to “consider another city” as the sanctuary city is overwhelmed with the influx of illegal immigrants coming from the southern border.

According to Fox News, New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced Wednesday that the city would be distributing the new posters in order to warn migrants of the high costs of food, housing, and transportation as the city continues to struggle with a high volume of illegal immigrants.

“We have no more room in the city,” Adams stated in a Wednesday press conference. The New York City mayor called for the federal government to provide economic support to cities dealing with migrant surges and advocated for a “decompression strategy” to be implemented nationwide.

The city’s new posters detail how over 90,000 migrants have arrived in New York City since April of 2022. “There is no guarantee we will be able to provide shelter and services to new arrivals,” the posters state.

The posters inform migrants that the city’s cost of transportation, food and other daily necessities are the “highest in the United States,” urging, “Please consider another city as you make your decision about where to settle in the U.S.”

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Adams claimed the new posters will “honestly communicate our city’s situation to those thinking of coming here.” During Wednesday’s press conference, the mayor said the posters will be distributed at the southern border and will be uploaded to social media platforms.

“This will help to reduce disinformation and is another effort we are making in the absence of federal action,” he added.

Fox News reported that as of July 16, New York City was responsible for the care of more than 54,800 migrants. The city also reported 188 different sites used to care for the surge of migrants.