New York Metropolis suggests housing migrants in jail shuttered after Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide

ALBANY, N.Y (AP) — New York Metropolis officers wish to ease stress on overcrowded homeless shelters by housing migrants in a federal jail that after held mobsters, terrorists and Wall Road swindlers earlier than being shut down after Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide.

The proposal, recommended in an Aug. 9 letter to Gov. Kathy Hochul’s administration, got here as New York struggles to deal with the estimated 100,000 migrants who’ve arrived within the metropolis since final 12 months after crossing the southern U.S. border.

The town is legally obligated to search out shelter for anybody needing it. With homeless shelters full, New York Metropolis Mayor Eric Adams, a Democrat, has taken over inns, put cots in leisure facilities and faculty gyms and created non permanent housing in big tents.