At the Jefferson Street shelter, migrants were left to face the deluge while carrying what possessions they could, before the city eventually reversed course.
Faced with new deadlines to leave city shelters, some migrants are applying for new stays while others are reconsidering their decisions to settle in NYC.
About 40% of the more than 113,000 migrants who have arrived in the five boroughs since last year hail from the South American country, per estimates from City Hall.
Only 600 people a day can be served by ICE at 26 Federal Plaza — leaving even those who have appointments and looming asylum deadlines locked out and at risk.
Adults who reapply for shelter will have just 30 days, and families with children may be given their own deadline for the first time.
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Medrite and Aron Security got $450 million to staff more than a dozen shelters under a shroud of secrecy. Even the city comptroller and Council are struggling to find out more as workers and residents clash.
The Biden administration has begun using a pathway called humanitarian parole to sidestep the asylum wait period. But steep fees, backlogs and political opposition could undercut the maneuver.
The former detective was working as a fire guard at the shelter when he pulled his weapon after a brawl between residents seemed to have subsided.
Advocates say that in recent weeks police have targeted migrant shelters and confiscated dozens of mopeds parked outside.
With expiration of their time in free city beds fast approaching, some migrants are racing to find a place to rent while others are unsure where they will end up.
City officials have been begging for a ‘statewide decompression’ strategy for months, but the governor rebuffed it Thursday.
Local officials oppose the planned shelter, saying it is a remote place to house people.
At least some Democrats are sounding a lot like their Republican opponents as they try to stay aligned with public opinion on immigrant shelters, crime and other tension points could be their ticket to City Hall.
A Manhattan dad pulled his kids from play after city consumer affairs chief Vilda Mayuga circulated a petition asking Mayor Adams to cancel shelters on sports fields.
City Hall is talking cryptically about the ‘next phase’ after dozens of arriving migrants spent the weekend waiting in the heat and without access to a bathroom to be let into the city’s ‘welcome center.’
Advocates claim that the city’s purposefully punishing migrants, while administration officials say they’re doing everything they can in the absence of support from the feds.
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