President Joe Biden has allocated over $100 million in aid for migrants in New York City, a sanctuary jurisdiction, which includes covering the expenses for their luxurious hotel accommodations. In the previous year, House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) declared that American taxpayers would be obligated to financially support the substantial influx of migrants in New York City, amounting to more than $100 million. The Biden administration has already provided millions of dollars to New York City to assist with the expenses related to migrants, encompassing their housing, food, and social services.

The New York Daily reports:

“The aid — which has sat untouched since Congress first allocated it last summer — is at long last being authorized for disbursement to the city after Adams’ administration provided the feds last Friday with required budgetary documentation as well as a waiver asking the feds to relax a cap on how much of the money can be used on hotel costs, said Schumer’s office. Under existing rules, only 10% of the total aid earmarked for the city can be used to cover costs related to housing migrants in hotels. FEMA is expected to bump that figure up to 15% in response to the Adams administration’s waiver request, clearing the way for the city to receive the full pot of aid, according to Schumer’s team.”

Mayor Eric Adams of New York City (D) has initiated legal action against multiple charter bus companies based in Texas for leaving migrants in the sanctuary city without taking responsibility for the expenses related to their care or accommodation.

Mayor Adams stated that between April 2022 and December 2023, residents of New York have had to allocate $3.5 billion towards providing housing, food, and clothing for almost 200,000 migrants who were released into the interior of the United States by the Biden administration.