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Mayor Adams calls for more changes to ż’s sanctuary laws

Last week, Mayor Eric Adams signaled a disagreement with ż’s long-standing sanctuary laws suggesting that the city should much more openly cooperate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. This comes amid a generalized and heavily politicized migrant crime panic, despite data showing that immigrants commit crimes at lower rates than the native-born, fed by incidents…

Negotiations over possible immigration deal seem to collapse

After much buildup, it seems like negotiations over an immigration restrictionist deal in Congress have collapsed, tepid denials from leadership notwithstanding.  While this might be hand-waved away as just another attempt by Congress to do, well, much of anything, there’s a key distinction here from prior efforts related to the diffuse notion of “comprehensive immigration…

There are many people besides migrants to blame for city budget cuts

You’d be forgiven for thinking that migrant arrivals have single-handedly blown a hole through the hull of the rapidly sinking city budget, based on both Mayor Eric Adams’ public pronouncements and the coverage of the ongoing budget crisis. As a refresher, the administration has ordered successive rounds of budget cuts over the last year or…

An explainer on ż’s current migrant situation

Felipe, why did the migrant issue get so much more attention over the summer? It’s become a significant part of the daily news churn for a couple of key reasons, one basically logistical and the other political. On the former, it naturally follows that the more people end up in the city’s care, the more…

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