AP: New York Metropolis to impose new in a single day curfew at 20 migrant shelters – JURIST


The Related Press (AP) reported that New York Metropolis officers announced an expanded in a single day curfew at 20 migrant shelters all through the town on Sunday, following a rise in stories of prison misconduct.

On Thursday, members of a “citizen-militia” mistakenly recognized an area resident as a migrant, threw him to the bottom, and beat him. “We gave him somewhat ache compliance,” the group’s chief, Curtis Sliwa, mentioned, in accordance with the New York Times. “His mom again in Venezuela felt the vibrations.”

That act of violence, televised live on Fox News, got here following reports that seven folks had been indicted “in reference to assault on NYPD officers exterior migrant shelter” earlier in January.

The 11 PM to six AM curfew will impression some 3,600 migrants looking for shelter through the asylum and migration course of, a spokesperson for Mayor Eric Adams told AP in an emailed assertion on Sunday.

Sunday’s announcement follows similar restrictions positioned on 4 different migrant shelters final week.

Whereas the transfer comes on the heels of elevated stories of prison misconduct in areas surrounding the shelters, Adams was fast to clarify he views the incidents as remoted flare-ups that don’t signify, on the entire, the neighborhood of migrants looking for asylum or refugee standing.

“… [W]e have an amazing quantity, the 175,000 or so migrant and asylum seekers, who’re making an attempt to pursue the American dream. And we should always not use a numerical minority who’re exhibiting prison habits and state that that’s what the immigrants and asylum seekers are doing as a result of asylum seekers there are right here legally. They had been paroled into the nation,” Adams mentioned in an interview on Sunday with radio station PIX 11 earlier than the expanded curfew was introduced.

A latest rise of anti-immigrant sentiment led New York state Comptroller Brad Lander to launch a fact sheet in January of 2024, highlighting frequent misconceptions that had been driving a series of hostile interactions between protestors and migrants taking shelter throughout the metropolis’s 5 boroughs.

In response to an overwhelming influx of migrants, often sent to northern states by hostile border state governors, New York Governor Kathy Hochul and Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey urged federal officers to reform present work-authorization guidelines for asylum seekers and refugees.

By doing so, Healey and Hochu assert that migrants would be capable of additional contribute to the US tax base, and the burden on state shelter techniques can be diminished. Presently, migrants within the US contribute an estimated $30 billion per year to the federal tax system (with out the flexibility to obtain federal advantages to the correct to vote).

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