This past weekend, New York City Mayor Eric Adams has called for substantial budget cuts across all city agencies. Adams cited the cost of shelter and care for asylum seekers as a substantial fiscal disruption.
In response, Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso issued a statement calling the directive "irresponsible, dangerous" and said it "will not deliver what we need: true leadership and resources to house our new neighbors."
Reynoso said “for months now, Mayor Adams and other elected officials — including myself — have called on the federal government to step up and provide funding to address the migrant crisis."
He called for Adams to double down on the demands for government aid and holding the line instead of playing politics.
Reynoso called the recently announced directive "a scare tactic that will only serve to stoke fear in the hearts of New Yorkers and further pit those who have little against those who have less."