NYC mayor quietly walks back decision to house migrants in ultra-ritzy hotel as sanctuary city struggles

New York City Mayor Eric Adams has reportedly reversed a decision to not house illegal aliens in a luxurious, upscale hotel in midtown Manhattan, as New York Gov. Kathy Hochul meanwhile remains busy demanding accountability from the Biden administration.

“New York City Mayor Eric Adams today announced the city will soon open a Humanitarian Emergency Response and Relief Center that will serve asylum seeker families with children arriving in New York City,” his office announced in a press release Wednesday.

This humanitarian relief center will be located at The Row hotel in midtown Manhattan and will initially serve 200 families, with the ability to scale to serve additional families in the coming weeks,” the press release continued.

The Row NYC, as it’s officially known, is no joke.

“The $400-a-night hotel — once billed as being ‘in the center of it all’ — has more than 1,000 rooms,” according to the New York Post.

It was first revealed in August that the mayor intended to use The Row to house illegal aliens. But then the mayor “abruptly scrapped the plan” for reasons that remain unknown, the Post notes.

However, so many illegals are starting to pile up in NYC that the mayor now apparently feels like he has no other option but to house them at a hotel that many Americans can’t even afford.

It’s not clear what other upscale hotels he may soon commandeer for the purposes of housing illegal aliens.

What’s known is that during a press conference on Tuesday, he warned that “every community” in the sprawling city is going to come face to face with illegal aliens in the coming weeks. He offered the stark assessment after a reporter asked him about a busload of illegal aliens being dropped off in Staten Island.

“[E]very community is going to see asylum seekers. … And so Staten Island and other communities, everyone is going to see asylum seekers. So all the calls that I’m getting from elected officials, all the calls that I’m hearing from people, of saying, ‘Please not here,’ that just can’t happen,” he said.

“This is a citywide crisis and all of us are going to be impacted. And Staten Island is going to be impacted like the other four boroughs,” Adams added.

Meanwhile, as Adams continues to jump through hoops to find ways to house the illegal aliens flooding his city, Gov. Hochul is aiming her sights on the Biden administration.

In remarks made during a press conference Wednesday, she slammed the Biden administration for its lack of a federal response to illegals flooding NYC.

“We really are looking for a federal response to this — to take ownership of a crisis. And we’ll be there to help, but this belongs to the federal government. We want the federal government to see that this is a humanitarian crisis,” she said.

“This belongs in the federal government, and that is where the mayor and I are 100 percent in sync to make sure we have the resources, to make sure this doesn’t devolve into a real humanitarian crisis.”

But the Biden administration is doing nothing, neither in NYC nor along the southern border, where illegals aliens continue to stream across the border.

It’s because of this endless stream of illegal aliens that border state governors like Texas Gov. Greg Abbott began bussing illegals to liberal enclaves like NYC earlier this fall.

The goal was to teach “sanctuary city”-supporting Democrat leaders like Adams and Hochul, among others, a lesson about the realities of illegal migration.

It’s not clear if Adams and Hochul have learned their lesson. Adams has, for his part, been busy scrambling to find housing for the illegal aliens instead of demanding that the Biden administration resolve the problem. Though in fairness, he has asked for federal assistance.

Hochul, meanwhile, is just now beginning to speak out against the Biden administration, though still not as forcefully and bluntly as conservatives would prefer.

Conservatives say Adams, Hochul, and others like them need to demand that the administration secure the border — which, ultimately, is the only true solution to stopping the ongoing humanitarian crisis in NYC.

Because so long as illegals keep pouring across the border, governors like Abbott — not to mention mayors like El Paso’s Oscar Leeser, a Democrat — will keep shipping them off to northern liberal enclaves.

This is something Adams doesn’t appear to understand. He’s more interested in finding housing for all the illegals instead of stopping their flow, something that can only happen if and when the Biden administration secures the border …

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