This Could Bankrupt Cities?!

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(TheProudRepublic.com) – Demonstrating once again the ineffectiveness of the Biden administration regarding the immigration issue, a recent report reflected that the alien crisis poses potential bankruptcy for cities like New York, Denver, and Chicago

According to CNBC, federal funds are insufficient to meet the escalating demands of such cities. Likewise, the recent influx of migrants causes substantial financial pressure on cities throughout the United States.

Senior research fellow at The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank in Washington, D.C., Simon Hankinson expressed, “I think it’s at this point, politically unsustainable for the Biden administration to maintain this unlimited flow into what’s essentially a welfare state network of cities like New York, Denver and Chicago.”

Among this pressure, cities such as Chicago and New York currently implement restrictions on the transportation of specific migrants from the South. Nevertheless, experts stress the imperative need for additional federal aid and funding to ensure cities can withstand the ongoing crisis.

In August 2023, Mayor Adams said that the influx of migrants would result in New York City incurring expenses with a total of 12 billion. With hundreds of aliens who arrive every week, the city adjusted its cost estimate to accommodate them and provide essential services.

In addition, the New York City mayor mentioned that by 2025 in a potential scenario, New York City might have over 100,000 migrants in homeless shelters, which is about twice the current number.

Senior Director of Immigration Policy at The Center for American Progress Debu Gandhi remarked, “The current level of federal funding provided to state and local government is a drop in the bucket compared to the need.”

He also highlighted that “Congress has provided a very small amount of money of $800 million for a FEMA program for the entire country the last fiscal year to assist cities in aiding these newcomers.”

According to the Migration Policy Institute, the cities argue that the allocated amount is unpleasantly insufficient.

For instance, the $145 million designated for New York City constitutes less than 10% of the city’s expenditure on migrant services during fiscal 2023.

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