Mayor Adams says that giving Venezuelan migrants protected status will not do nearly enough to alleviate the issues caused by the ongoing migrant crisis.
The move means hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans already living in the United States, who arrived before July 31, can live and work in the country legally if they register within 18 months.
The crack down on the city’s rat problem months ago called for containerizing trash with food-related-businesses such as restaurants, grocery stores, delis and bodegas.
The relationship between the two has been strained for the past few months.
Earlier this week, White House officials held a briefing and said that the city is not doing a good enough job of tracking migrants and their asylum claims.
Once an asylum claim is submitted, the 6-month clock can start for migrants to receive a work permit.
Protests in Queens echoed similar protests in Staten Island over how the city is handling the ongoing migrant crisis.
More than 110,000 migrants and asylum seekers have passed through New York City since last spring, with around 10,000 arriving every month.
The Staten Island Inter-Religious Council held a news conference to counter the protests that continue to pop up in front of the shuttered Catholic school, which has been housing dozens of migrants since last month.
The mayor said more than 110,000 migrants have arrived in the city in the past year. He railed against President Biden for failing to help the city and control the border.
The formerly vacant office building on Austell Place will provide migrants with three meals a day, case management, reconnection with family members and referrals to other services.
The Adams administration is continuing its call to change the city's right-to-shelter policy as migrants and asylum seekers continue to stream into the city.
The borough has been at the center of New York City's migrant crisis since the end of last month, when the Adams administration started to house asylum-seekers at St. John Villa Academy.
The parade, one of the world's largest celebrations of Caribbean culture, was largely peaceful until a shooting and slashing incident in Crown Heights that left 3 injured.
New York City is already caring for nearly 60,000 migrants and Mayor Adams has been pleading with state and federal officials for additional assistance.
Gov. Kathy Hochul met at the White House with Chief of Staff Jeff Zients and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for more than two hours.
Although the city does keep track of the immigration status of children enrolling in school, this comes as around 20,000 migrant children have arrived in New York City since last spring and are currently in the city’s care.
The Mayor wants the Governor to sign an executive order requiring the rest of the state to take in migrants, something Hochul has refused to do.
Mayor Eric Adams said Tuesday that mosques no longer need a special permit to publicly broadcast the Islamic call to prayer, or adhan, on Fridays and at sundown during the holy month of Ramadan.
Gov. Hochul’s office is claiming in court the mandate requires New York City to provide shelter to anyone who needs it, but does not apply to the entire state. But Mayor Eric Adams disagrees.