Editorial | President Biden, help NYC care for our migrants!


“Our compassion may be limitless, but our resources are not.”

Mayor Eric Adams repeated this line Wednesday while announcing that his administration expects the city to spend up to $12 billion over the next three fiscal years caring for tens of thousands of migrants living in the Big Apple, without any new help from the state or federal government.

From the moment the influx of South American migrants began arriving by bus in New York City last summer, New York City has worked hard to care for them. A city of immigrants ourselves, City Hall and local charities have been doing everything they can to help migrants unwanted in border states settle here — at great economic, social and proprietary expense.