Cops and Schools Face Funding Cuts to Pay for Illegal Migrants

Cops and Schools Face Funding Cuts to Pay for Illegal Migrants

( – To alleviate the financial strain caused by the influx of migrants, New York City’s Democratic Mayor, Eric Adams, has declared a series of budget cuts affecting various sectors, including law enforcement and education. The New York Times reports these measures include the suspension of new police hires and reducing the city’s educational budget by $1 billion over two years.

As part of this plan, New York’s public libraries will no longer open their doors on Sundays, and the New York Police Department will halt recruitment efforts, potentially reducing the police force to under 30,000 officers. This move aims to offset costs associated with housing over 130,000 migrants who have arrived in the city, many of whom have chosen to stay despite the city’s offer of free travel to other locations.

Mayor Adams voiced his concern over the city bearing the brunt of this humanitarian crisis, saying that the city could not fund the services needed and still stay within the city’s budget without Federal help.

This announcement comes following the actions of Republican Governors Greg Abbott of Texas and Doug Ducey of Arizona, who initiated the transportation of migrants to New York City and other designated “sanctuary” cities in 2022.

In another drastic move, Adams announced that a class of 250 school safety agents slated for hire will no longer be brought in. Instead, he has called on parents to step in and fill the vacancies left by the canceled agents.

The mayor expressed his anguish over the measures, describing them as “one of the most painful exercises” he’s had to undertake during his time in government.

Data released by the United States Customs and Border Protection reveals that the migrant crisis is not a localized problem. Over two million unauthorized immigrants were encountered at the US-Mexico border during the 2023 fiscal year, following encounters of 2,206,436 individuals in 2022 and 1,659,206 in 2021.

Meanwhile, New York City is grappling with increased crime rates, triggering safety concerns for employees and leading to the closure of a Target store in Harlem in September.

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