Biden Administration Gives NYC Over $106 Million For Illegal Immigrants

After months of delays, the Biden administration is sending relief to New York City to help with the costs of taking care of illegal immigrants caused by its laid-back policies in the form of over $106 million.

According to the New York Post, the money will be available on Thursday after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officially signs off on city hall’s reimbursement applications.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) reported spending months acting as a liaison between the city and the feds to get FEMA to send a team to the city to help with New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ (D) administration’s applications and paperwork.

“I worked hard with NYC and FEMA to deliver these funds,” Schumer wrote on social media. “Now Republicans must stop blocking the strong, bipartisan border bill, which can deliver more.”

The funds have spent months untouched due to incomplete paperwork.
“After the city submitted additional paperwork last week, the federal government has indicated that they will remove the hold on these previously allocated funds, giving us the ability to finally submit reimbursements for the up to $107 million,” mayoral spokesperson Charles Lutvak said.

Though Biden is giving the Big Apple over $106 million, Adams said that it’s not enough and criticized the way the administration has handled the illegal immigration crisis.

“Even if we had gotten a whole $150 million, we have a $4 billion price tag,” Adams said last week at a press conference.

The New York Daily News reported that the money will go towards housing, food and social services for illegal immigrants.

The illegal immigration crisis has put the Big Apple into financial ruin. It costs the city around $387 per day to house and feed one illegal immigrant family. Costs are expected to be around $1 billion for the next fiscal year.

The budget comes after Biden proposed to send $1 billion to Central American countries as an attempt to get to the heart of the immigration crisis, in a poor attempt to avoid focusing on the southern border that he has abandoned for years.