Mayor Eric Adams is defending his move to suspend the city’s “Right to Shelter” law, saying it doesn’t have the room for the 70,000 migrants who have arrived here.
“Our shelter system is buckling. We are trying to prevent it from collapsing,” Adams said.
The mayor has sent several buses to other counties around the state, upsetting officials in places like Rockland, Orange, Sullivan and Dutchess counties. Judges have repeatedly ruled against those efforts by the mayor.
Adams projects that the migrant crisis will cost the city more than $4 billion.
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