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Commentary By Nicole Gelinas

With No Plans for Endless Migrants, Adams Can’t Truly Claim His Budget Is Balanced

Economics New York, New York City, Finance, Immigration

In his fiscal-year 2024 budget, inked just before the July 4th holiday, Mayor Eric Adams made it clear that he’s accepted that New York City is on its own in the migrant crisis the White House helped create.

What the mayor hasn’t made clear is what he’s going to do about his own part in making this mess, other than keep shelling out the bucks.

The ongoing migrant crisis — or, rather, the city’s failure to deal with it — makes a mockery of budget planning.

More than 100,000 people are regularly sleeping in city-run shelters, apartments or hotels, more than half of them migrants — double the shelter population of 18 months ago.

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Nicole Gelinas is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and contributing editor at City Journal. Follow her on Twitter here.

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