New York City Is Spending $387 Per Illegal DAILY for Food and Housing

by J Pelkey
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Jhoan Boada, 22, flipping off reporters and photographers outside an NYPD precinct after being released without bail

New York City is spending a staggering $387 daily for each illegal alien, covering expenses like food and housing. This translates to over $2,700 per week and surpasses $10,000 monthly.

Despite New York City’s substantial spending on illegal border crossers, millions of hard working Americans manage to survive on far less. This stark contrast underscores the disparities in resource allocation and raises concerns about prioritization.

The Washington Examiner reports:

New York City is spending about $387 per day per migrant to provide food and shelter to the 64,800 migrants in the city, according to data from NYC City Hall.

February’s number is down $5 from an October count when the city was housing 65,400 migrants. That number peaked in November, hitting $391 per day per migrant. These numbers do not reflect the cost of other services like medical care and education.

“In the last two months, Mayor Adams has laid out plans to save billions of taxpayer dollars as New York City manages a national humanitarian crisis, and the numbers show that our efforts are working,” a City Hall spokesperson told The New York Post Tuesday.

He also said the city expects to “save $2.3 billion by next summer.” Mayor Eric Adams is looking to bring the cost per day per migrant down to $352 by fiscal year 2025.

It must be nice to be an illegal alien in New York City.

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According to The New York Post, illegal aliens are being provided plane and bus tickets to depart from NYC, yet they are declining these offers.

Here’s why NYC migrants aren’t accepting free plane, bus tickets out of town

Migrants booted from the Big Apple’s overflowing shelter system on Tuesday said they’re turning down the city’s offer for free plane or bus tickets out of town because it’s too hard to start over elsewhere.

Of the more than two dozen asylum seekers The Post spoke to outside an intake center in the East Village, most said they preferred to stay put and try their luck in New York City — even if it meant going more weeks without a shelter bed.

“Why leave here and start all over?” said Jesus Hernandez, 40, of Venezuela, adding he expects to wait four days to a week to find out about where he’ll be living next.

Some joked the dating scene is what’s keeping them here.

“I want job. I want to stay. I want wife too,” said one Senegalese migrant, who didn’t want to be named.

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