NYC Council whacks Eric Adams’ plan to put migrant tent city on Randall’s Island

The New York City Council blasted Mayor Eric Adams’ plan to temporarily house incoming migrants in a tent city on Randall’s Island late Wednesday. The statement, signed by Council Speaker Adrienne Adams, blasted the new location as likely inhospitable in the wintertime due to fierce winds and vulnerable to potential flooding during a hurricane. “Given … Read more

Mayor Eric Adams blasted over NYC migrant tent city move, won’t say what it costs

Mayor Eric Adams said Tuesday that Randall’s Island was initially the favored location for his controversial migrant tent city — and claimed that moving it there from The Bronx would actually save taxpayers money. But Hizzoner repeatedly refused to say how much cash he’d already wasted by scrapping the initial project after 10 days of … Read more

NYC relocating migrant tent city to Randall’s Island

The Big Apple will relocate — and downsize — its first tent city for migrants from the Bronx to Randall’s Island due to flooding issues, according to City Hall. The city has ditched the already-under construction site on Orchard Beach that would have housed 1,000 migrants and will instead erect tents to accompany half that … Read more

Trump warns of possible World War III over Ukraine, Taiwan

Former President Donald Trump warned Tuesday that World War III could erupt over Ukraine or Taiwan — and said Russian President Vladimir Putin’s threat of unleashing nuclear weapons made this “a very bad and very dangerous time.” During an appearance on 77 WABC radio, Trump was asked by host John Catsimatidis what things “keep you … Read more

5 things to know for Sept. 23: Hurricane Fiona, Ukraine, Migrants, Covid fraud, Air travel

Here’s what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed ​​and On with Your Day. (You can get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.) 1. Hurricane Fiona Canadians are bracing for what could be the strongest storm to ever hit their country’s coast. Hurricane … Read more

DeSantis risks voter backlash in Florida with migrant flights

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is facing mounting scrutiny in his home state over his controversial decision last week to fly dozens of mostly Venezuelan migrants to the elite resort island of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. While the move was lauded by conservatives as a powerful protest of the Biden administration’s approach to border security, it … Read more

Texas migrants abandoned after Delaware flight canceled

San Antonio, Texas A black, luxury SUV with tinted windows pulled into a parking space along the side of a drab, two-story La Quinta motel planted on the northwestern edge of 12 lanes of highway that loop around downtown San Antonio. A woman with straight, light-colored hair got out of the rented Infiniti. She took … Read more

Migrants flown to Martha’s Vineyard say they were misled in lawsuit against Gov. Ron DeSantis

A group of Venezuelan migrants on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in federal court against Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and other Florida officials who took credit for flying them to Martha’s Vineyardalleging that they were lured onto flights through gifts and false offers of jobs and services. Three migrants from represented civil rights attorneys in Venezuela … Read more

Texas sheriff to investigate DeSantis’ migrant flights to Martha’s Vineyard

A Texas sheriff announced Monday evening he’s opened a criminal investigation into flights Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) arranged last week that took some 50 Venezuelan migrants to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. Driving the news: DeSantis insists the flights were voluntary. But the Bexar County sheriff’s office said in an emailed statement that it “has opened … Read more

Migrant mom commits suicide in NYC shelter: Mayor Adams

A migrant mother who recently arrived in the Big Apple committed suicide in a city facility on Sunday, Mayor Eric Adams disclosed. “The thousands of asylum seekers we have seen arriving in our city came to this country seeking a better life. Sadly, though, yesterday, an asylum seeker in one of our facilities took her … Read more