Tag: migrant-crisis

Tensions flare at dueling rallies over Creedmoor migrant tent shelter in Queens Village

Aug. 9, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Tensions flared during dueling rallies held outside of a tent shelter at the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in Queens Village on Tuesday, Aug. 8, as the angry protesters who expressed their opposition to the city’s plan to house migrants at the site outnumbered a small group of pro-migrant supporters.  Standing…
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Eastern Queens elected officials host rally against incoming asylum-seeker tent shelter at Creedmoor

Jul. 27, 2023 By John Schilling Eastern Queens elected officials gathered with constituents inside Building #4 of the Services Now For Adult Persons (SNAP) in Queens Village on Thursday afternoon to voice their opposition to the incoming asylum seeker tent shelter on the nearby campus of the state-owned Creedmoor Psychiatric Center. The rally came just…
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City housing asylum seekers at the Aqueduct Racetrack is now ‘off the table,’ Queens councilwoman says

Jul. 17, 2023 By John Schilling South Queens Councilwoman Joann Ariola revealed that the previously announced migrant tent to house asylum seekers at the Aqueduct Racetrack/Resorts World Casino in South Ozone Park is now “off the table” at a rally outside the property on Monday, July 17. This news comes days after the announcement that…
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Mayor, speaker at odds over Hizzoner’s request to halve the council’s discretionary funds amid migrant crisis

Dec. 21, 2022 By Ethan Stark-Miller Mayor Eric Adams and City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams (no relation) are at odds over the mayor’s suggestion that the council cut its nearly $600 million discretionary budget in half as a means of fiscal belt-tightening amid the growing expense of the migrant crisis currently engulfing the Big Apple…. Read more »