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Offline Kamaji

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Gov. Hochul supports Mayor Adams’ plan to roll back ‘right to shelter’ for migrants

By Craig McCarthy
Published Oct. 11, 2023

Gov. Kathy Hochul has formally sided with Mayor Eric Adams in his attempt to roll back the city’s “right to shelter” rule in the face of the migrant surge overwhelming the Big Apple, The Post has learned.

“Despite unprecedented resources deployed by the City and the State to assist the newly arrived migrants, the current situation is not sustainable,” an attorney for the governor’s office filed in Manhattan Supreme Court Wednesday.

While Hochul has recently said she supports changing the decades-old mandate, the new filing is the first time she has backed the mayor’s monthslong legal effort to exclude migrants from having a right to get free housing from city government.

“The City entered into the Consent Decree over forty years ago,” the letter reads. “The parties to the Consent Decree could not have contemplated that the City would experience the influx of so many migrants in such a short period of time.”

“The State Defendants agree that flexibility is imperative to address the surge of migrant arrivals,” attorneys for Hochul write, adding the state supports “the City’s letter application for leave to move for a modification of the Consent Decree.”

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Source:  https://nypost.com/2023/10/11/hochul-backs-adams-in-rolling-back-right-to-shelter-for-migrants/

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Since they have to apply to a court to get an ill-advised consent decree modified, one hopes that the court denies the motion and forces NYC to eat its own words and live up to its commitments, however ill-advised.