Migrants currently living in New York can get a one-way ticket out of here.
The Mayor of New York is offering migrants living in the city a one-way ticket out of there in an attempt to reduce the number of asylum seekers living in the city. The scheme was launched this week, offering migrants free travel to anywhere in the world as long as they don’t want to come back.
In an attempt to discourage migrants from settling in New York City, mayor Eric Adams has come up with a new plan to fly them wherever they want, according to Politico. The scheme offers migrants currently living in the city a one-way ticket to a destination of their choosing at no cost, which the city believes is cheaper than offering housing to migrants over the winter months.
The scheme is the brainchild of New York mayor, Eric Adams.
As you’d expect, this scheme has sparked backlash as it draws comparison with the measures carried out by Texas last year to fly migrants entering the state to “liberal enclaves” across America.
In September 2022, migrants were loaded onto jets in Texas and flown to places like Martha’s Vineyard, without any idea where they were heading. The scheme sparked widespread condemnation as some that were flown out of Texas were done so just days before their asylum hearings, with no way of getting back to Texas to make the appointments.
However New York claims it’s not at all the same as that, with the fact that people taking up the offer know exactly where they’re going to biggest differentiator. In fact, Politico spoke with one person taking a flight out of New York who said they are heading to Michigan after they “tried our luck here, but there is no room.”
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