In Emergency Order, Eric Adams Suspends Public Hearings Over Migrant Housing Plans

  • New York City Democratic Mayor Eric Adams has suspended land use review processes, including public hearings with city residents, to expedite the search for housing for illegal immigrants coming to the city.
  • Adams suspended the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure used in city planning to weigh interests and receive public input. The “humanitarian crisis” that has exploded in the city because of illegal migrants from the southern border necessitated the drastic step, according to an emergency executive order enacted on Monday.
  • The order comes as the city faces growing backlash over its handling of the influx of migrants. Residents are protesting the city’s decision to potentially house migrants in neighborhoods and schools.
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