New York City is bursting with migrants as Mayor Eric Adams (D) moves border crossers and illegal aliens into two of Brooklyn’s ultra-liberal neighborhoods and plans to house newcomers in Manhattan’s Central Park.
In Sunset Park, Adams’ office has relocated an unknown number of border crossers and illegal aliens to the park’s recreation center. Residents of the neighborhood, which voted up to 100 percent for President Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election, are now facing significant rent increases. The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment is now more than $2,000 in this previously affordable area.
A second migrant camp has been set up in McCarren Park between the neighborhoods of Greenpoint and Williamsburg, prompting parents to worry that their kids’ after-school and summer programming may be put on hold. In Williamsburg, precincts voted anywhere from 78 percent to 97 percent for Biden, and the median rent for a one-bedroom apartment is now nearly $3,800 per month.
And earlier this week, Adams’ office suggested that Central Park could soon become a homeless shelter for border crossers and illegal aliens, a move that could directly impact the surrounding ultra-liberal neighborhoods of Upper West Side, Midtown, and Upper East Side.
Upper West Side residents voted anywhere from 84 percent to 95 percent for Biden; the median monthly rent in the area is now staked at around $4,600 a month. In the Upper East Side, which is considered more conservative than other Manhattan neighborhoods, there were precincts that voted anywhere from 71 percent to 83 percent for Biden; the median rent for a one-bedroom apartment is currently staked at around $3,400.
Since Biden took office, more than 2.1 million border crossers and illegal aliens have been released into the U.S. interior, while upwards of 1.5 million illegal aliens are known to have successfully crossed the U.S.-Mexico border.
California representatives have pointed out that, collectively, the influx of migrants is similar to adding the populations of Nebraska and Hawaii to the U.S.
The Biden administration, however, has yet to comment on the new migrant camps on the East Coast. And in response to the extreme rent increases and other overcrowding issues they are causing towns and cities to confront, the White House has yet to devise meaningful solutions.
For New York City residents, the next move from either the Biden administration or Mayor Adams’ office could mean the difference between maintaining a safe neighborhood in which to live or having to give up their homes to a wave of migrants.