New York Metropolis Council’s high Republican lawmaker is heading to Washington, DC to testify to the Home of Representatives Wednesday concerning the crushing price of the migrant disaster.
“Heading to Washington to inform congress the reality of what New Yorkers suppose,” minority chief Joe Borelli (R-Staten Island) tweeted just after 6 a.m. as he made his means.
“Shut the border,” he wrote.
Borelli is scheduled to appear at the House’s Homeland Security Committee‘s listening to at 10 a.m. on “The Monetary Prices of Mayorkas’ Open Borders” together with Jonathan Strains, the supervisor of Arizona’s Yuma County, and an unnamed Democrat.
The listening to, which is predicted to look at the price of the nationwide humanitarian disaster, comes as New York Metropolis sees hundreds of migrant households surging into the Massive Apple every week.
“This flood of migrants into our metropolis has precipitated an unprecedented disaster – however this disaster is a predictable results of harmful, misguided insurance policies on all ranges of presidency,” Borelli mentioned in a press release.
“I stay up for discussing intimately with the Committee how these insurance policies are hurting New Yorkers, and admittedly all Individuals.”
The town is at present caring for almost 60,000 asylum seekers unfold out at greater than 200 makeshift shelters all through the 5 boroughs.
Metropolis Corridor has estimated the disaster may price New York taxpayers some $12 billion between 2023 and 2025, placing a major pressure on municipal assets.
Adams introduced not too long ago that every one metropolis businesses might face funds cuts of as a lot as 15% to liberate the money to proceed to offer shelter and companies to the current arrivals.