New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) says he is “in conversations” with a cruise line to house arriving border crossers and illegal aliens, sent on migrant buses from Texas, on a ship off the coast of the city.
Last month, reports circulated that Adams was considering housing thousands of newly arrived border crossers and illegal aliens on a Norwegian cruise line ship as part of a broader effort by the city to deal with a steady flow of migrant buses sent by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R).
In a press conference on Monday, Adams replied to a question about the status of the negotiations with the cruise lines by saying,
When we get in agreement with anyone dealing with all of these issues around the migrant issues, we’re going to make it formal. We’re in conversations. We are going to continue to look at every opportunity to resolve this humanitarian crisis that human beings have created. We’re not at a place to make any announcements but when we are, we’re going to make sure that we give a formal announcement before we do anything and that’s where the negotiation is at this time.
The most recent figures reveal that of the more than 15,500 border crossers and illegal aliens who have entered New York City’s homeless shelter system, more than 11,800, or about 76 percent, remain in shelters.