Biden Pays Off NYC for Taking Illegals

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As first reported by the New York Daily News (NYDN), Biden’s $100 million promise that was announced by House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is making it to people in the city. With paperwork and clarifications about the distribution of the funding delaying its implementation, nothing is holding it up now.

As the NYDN reported, “The aid — which has sat untouched since Congress first allocated it last summer — is at long last being authorized for disbursement to the city after Adams’ administration provided the feds last Friday with required budgetary documentation as well as a waiver asking the feds to relax a cap on how much of the money can be used on hotel costs, said Schumer’s office.”

The NYDN also clarified, “Under existing rules, only 10% of the total aid earmarked for the city can be used to cover costs related to housing migrants in hotels. FEMA is expected to bump that figure up to 15% in response to the Adams administration’s waiver request.” This kind of rule is designed to ensure money is being spent appropriately and not being wasted on people and institutions who price gouge consumers.

Between April 2022 and December 2023, it is reported that the State of New York has dumped $3.5 billion of the taxpayer’s money on housing, feeding, and clothing nearly 200k illegals. All brought to the US courtesy of the Biden administration, the funding to take care of them has come almost solely from the cities and states getting them thus far.

With NYC Mayor Eric Adams (D) filing lawsuits against TX-based charter bus companies, the city has already been trying to take more money from private citizens and companies. With no distinct precedence for the case, this will be interesting to see how it plays out, especially after Biden already paid for their passage from the national taxpayers.