(ReliableNews.org) – Many places across the United States have deemed themselves sanctuary cities — places that refuse to or limit their cooperation with the federal government when it comes to enforcing immigration laws. While there are some in the middle of the United States, most are concentrated on the East and West Coasts. One such place is New York City, and the mayor is now asking for economic help.
On November 17, the New York Post reported that New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) spoke with some of the wealthiest people living in the Big Apple. He reportedly asked them to open up their wallets by donating to non-profit organizations like the Police Athletic League (PAL) and the Robin Hood Foundation — an entity that helps the poor. Adams said there are “gaps” in some NYC services that these non-profits could fill with the help of the elite crowd. The Post reported a few of the people in attendance were actor Tony Danza, former Modell’s Sporting Goods CEO Mitchell Modell, and former NYC mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis.
Adams recently announced some pretty deep cuts in the city budget to make ends meet. The mayor called the cuts “painful” and slashes that would affect multiple areas of the city like the police, firefighters, and sanitation. Some are pointing the finger of blame at the influx of migrants entering the sanctuary city, taking up resources that could go to New Yorkers.
According to a September report from the Daily Mail, at least 95,000 migrants have come to NYC this year. The source also stated Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine said asylum seekers cost the city about $10 million per day. However, Adams claimed more than half of the migrants who come through the Big Apple are not living on the city’s dime. Instead, they are taking care of themselves. He called that a “success.”
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