Mayor Adams says ‘I don’t believe’ right-to-shelter applies to migrant crisis

Mayor Eric Adams on Thursday repeated he doesn’t believe the city’s right-to-shelter mandate applies to nearly 119,000 recently arrived migrants, while his administration is appealing a Staten Island Supreme court ruling that drew a similar conclusion.

The mayor made the remarks in an interview with conservative WABC77 radio host Sid Rosenberg on Sept. 28, when Rosenberg played an audio clip of U.S. Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-Staten Island) asking why the mayor would appeal a ruling that seemingly gives him what he wants.