Police, schools, sanitation, and library services in New York City will be reduced as a result of the enormous expense of accommodating upwards of 143,000 illegal migrants.
According to authorities, in the next two years, the city is expected to spend $11 billion on housing illegal aliens.
The expense of feeding and housing illegal migrants, together with the drop in federal money for COVID and the city’s $7 billion budget imbalance, will result in 5% cutbacks across the board at local departments, according to Mayor Eric Adams.
According to a report, an NYPD recruiting restriction would reduce the number of law enforcement to its lowest level since 1990.
As the upcoming five police academy courses are canceled without a return date, 30 years of public safety achievement might be erased. The average year has four classes. That will reduce police officers from 33,541 to 29,000.
Mid-year school budget cutbacks will slash universal pre-K and 3-K.
Fewer trash baskets and changes to sanitation initiatives to maintain pedestrian zones, greenways, vacant lots, and other locations would make roadways dirtier.
City libraries would cut hours and eliminate Sunday services.
In a letter posted to social media, The Common Sense Caucus of the New York City Council has pushed back on Adam’s claim that the city must accommodate illegal migrants, stating that the situation is due to decades of careless policies and judgments.
They maintain that the city is not bound by any legal or constitutional requirement to give taxpayer-funded services to foreign nationals.
City officials should prioritize the safety and well-being of its people, they say, and it’s unfair to eliminate services that non-citizens rely on since their taxes go toward such services.
According to a report, Mayor Adams attempted to restrict the homeless housing rule in certain instances, but advocates for homeless rights sued, putting the city in court. According to Gov. Kathy Hochul, who has said that the regulation was never intended to house the entire planet, Adams’ move to restrict the statute has her support.