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City Hall bought $50K worth of plane tickets to ship migrants from NYC to Texas, Florida: report

Mayor Eric Adams administration purchased plane tickets to send migrants back to Florida and Texas — the very states he has focused his ire on for shipping the asylum seekers here, records show.

The documents — obtained by Politico’s New York bureau — show that City Hall shelled out roughly $50,000 between April 2022 and April 2023 to resettle 114 of the recent arrivals outside of the five boroughs, including some who went back to South America and China.

The Post previously revealed that City Hall was paying companies to provide “re-ticketing” services to migrants, allowing them to leave New York and continue on to their final destination.

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NYC paid for plane tickets for migrants to Florida and Texas after Mayor Adams ripped those states for sending them to the Empire State.

The two most common destinations for those resettlements were the Sunshine and Lone Star states.

Roughly a quarter of those resettled — 28 — opted for Florida; while another 14 picked Texas, according to Politico’s analysis. Several more opted to return back to South America, with four picking Colombia and two heading to Peru.

One person opted for China, records show.

Those 114 account for just a tiny fraction of the nearly 79,000 asylum seekers who have arrived in New York City since the start of the surge from the southern border last year.

More than half of the migrants are living in the Big Apple’s scandal-scarred homeless shelter system or in emergency facilities set up by the city’s public hospitals corporation.

All told, nearly 100,000 people are living in the care of the city in June, figures show, which is twice the number of last year.

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The migrants chose to be flown to Florida, Texas, Colombia, Peru and China.

Source : New York Post