For months, Gov. Kathy Hochul was largely able to avoid addressing the influx of asylum seekers in New York City, deferring authority to New York City Mayor Eric Adams. That dynamic is changing, with New York City needing state funds, the expiration of Title 42 and efforts to move asylum seekers – at least temporarily – outside of the five boroughs.
To understand the politics driving resettlement decisions in New York, we spoke with Luis Ferré-Sadurní, the Capitol bureau chief for the New York Times, and Joe Anuta, a City Hall reporter for Politico New York.
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