New York City announces more asylum spending cuts for a total of 30%

New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced on Wednesday that his administration is cutting 10% in funding geared toward asylum-seekers to join the additional 20% in spending cuts already announced in New York City’s preliminary budget.

The announcement of the slash in immigrant funding came after Adams said in an interview with ABC 7 that drastic city budget cuts across all municipal agencies wouldn’t be needed after the cuts to spending on asylum-seekers, as well as a “better-than-expected economic performance” in 2023.

“When we inherited it, we were in an emergency state,” Adams said of the migrant crisis. “Emergency conditions cost more money. We’re now transitioning into a stabilized state. This is going to be here for a while. So by doing that, we can renegotiate contracts. We can
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