Democrat New York City Mayor Eric Adams directed public resources to convert an Orchard Beach parking lot in the Bronx into a huge heated tent meant to house 1,000 illegal aliens.
Five buses packed to the brim of a caravan of illegal immigrants arrived in New York City on Monday. A second round of five buses of illegal migrants arrived on Tuesday, too.
Over 14,000 illegal aliens have flooded into New York City since the spring and the city has responded by opening 39 emergency shelters.
“The migrant crisis is outside of the housing initiative that we're doing, in seeing the right to shelter. These are two different entities,” Adams said.
The heated tent shelter is supposed to house illegals for four days. After the four day period, they will start entering the city’s shelter system.
Adams responded to the crisis by attacking Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott, calling him the “real villain” the media should be focused on.
“It's not meant to be a long-term place, but we do have many concerns about our clients safety, ways to store their valuables and how exactly are they going to get the things they need if they're at such a location that is so far from the rest of the city,” Legal Aid Society’s Kathryn Kliff said.
This issue is not surprising for the Democrats. In opposition to forty-fifth President Donald Trump, who has long urged and campaigned on a much-tougher approach on illegal immigration, the Democrats have opposed him every step of the way.
Just yesterday, on Wednesday, it was reported the Biden administration gave $41 million in taxpayer money to help illegal immigrants fight deportation.
“The objective of the Acacia Center for Justice (“Acacia”) is to expand on Vera's work over the past twenty years in providing legal support and representation to immigrants facing deportation through the development, coordination and management of national networks of legal services providers serving immigrants across the country,” the group who received the money, the Acacia Center for Justice, wrote in a statement.
“Acacia's goals are two-fold: to support immigrant legal services and defense networks to provide exceptional legal services to immigrants and to advocate for the expansion of these programs and the infrastructure critical to guaranteeing immigrants access to justice, fairness and freedom,” the statement adds.