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82% of New Yorkers Say the Migrant Influx is a Problem; Poll

  |   By Polling+ Staff

According to a recently released Siena College survey, 82% of New Yorkers believe the migrant influx is becoming a serious problem; 54% of respondents say it’s a “very serious” problem.

Only 16% of voters said it wasn’t a serious problem.

“New Yorkers – including huge majorities of Democrats, Republicans, independents, upstaters and down-staters – overwhelmingly say that the recent influx of migrants to New York is a serious problem for the state,” said Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg.

From The New York Post:

New York City and the Empire State have long backed sanctuary policies to aid asylum seekers and other undocumented immigrants who came here illegally looking for better opportunities.

But voters are losing their patience and getting fed up, feeling the massive influx of migrants crossing the southern border and arriving here is putting a strain on New York’s social service network for residents, including schools.

More than 100,000 migrants have passed through New York City, and 57,000 currently receive assistance or shelter, according to Mayor Eric Adams.

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