New York City’s “Right to Shelter” mandate is the result of consent decrees to settle lawsuits filed on behalf of homeless people. The origin of the mandate comes from a lawsuit filed in 1979 by the Coalition for the Homeless against NYC on behalf of a homeless man named Robert Callahan. The lawsuit was settled with a consent decree in 1981 that NYC must provide adequate beds and shelter for people in need. Afterward, more lawsuits were filed, resulting in the policy being expanded.
NYC Mayor Eric Adams has launched a legal battle to amend these agreements. He says that when the original consent decrees were made, no one envisioned 160k illegal aliens living in the city demanding free accommodations.
During the past year, NYC has bused illegal aliens to other New York counties, as well as the Canadian border, and dumped them. Now, NYC offers migrants free one-way plane tickets to any city, including international flights.
Recently, an ABC Station in Denver reported that illegal aliens camped out near a cluster of big box retail stores were trying to charge residents to park in free parking lots.
Now, the New York Post is alleging that migrants housed at Floyd Bennett Field are knocking on the doors of residential and asking for money.
REPORT: Migrants in New York City are now going door to door, begging locals for money and food.
This is just part & parcel of living in a Sanctuary City!
Migrants are knocking on doors in Brooklyn after many of them were relocated to a tent shelter at Floyd Bennett Field after… pic.twitter.com/s8E2d629lI
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) December 22, 2023