New York City Spending Tens Of Thousands On Migrant Meals That Get Trashed | Eastern North Carolina Now

70,000 meals were wasted in less than three weeks.

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    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Mairead Elordi.

    New York City is spending tens of thousands of dollars on meals for illegal migrants that end up in the trash.

    About 70,000 meals that cost $11 each were marked "wasted" in less than three weeks recently by DocGo, a medical services company tapped by the city to provide migrant care, according to internal company documents reported by The New York Times.

    The meals, meant to be eaten by about 4,000 migrants in DocGo's care, were tossed between October 22 to November 10, records show.

    The city pays DocGo up to $33 a day per migrant for three meals a day. This means that the wasted food cost as much as $776,000 or about $39,000 a day in taxpayer dollars.

    At that level of waste, the price tag would top $1 million a month.

    As the migrant crisis ramped up, the city awarded DocGo a no-bid $432 million contract to provide migrant care, even though the company had no experience in this area. The city previously hired DocGo during the pandemic to provide COVID testing and vaccinations.

    DocGo is now ordering fewer meals to try to reduce the amount of waste, a spokesman for the city agency that oversees the contract told the Times. The Department of Housing Preservation and Development said it is trying to cut $66 million from the program by the end of the year.

    The average price of the meals has also been lowered to $7.82.

    With the same waste rate, those cuts would reduce the wasted taxpayer dollars to about $28,000 a day or $800,000 a month, the Times calculated.

    Meanwhile, Mayor Eric Adams has announced billions of dollars in budget cuts due to the migrant crisis that will affect the NYPD, public schools, and sanitation, among other sectors.

    All city agencies have been forced to cut spending by 5% starting in November and 15% by next spring.

    "I respect how New Yorkers are feeling. I respect their anger. I respect what they are feeling right now in this moment because many of them are struggling," Adams said this week in response to the negative reaction from New Yorkers over the budget cuts.

    "I don't have deportation powers. I don't have the power to turn buses around," the mayor added.

    New York City is a sanctuary city, or a city that often refuses to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to prevent illegal migrants from deportation.

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    However, Adams has hinted at cooperating with immigration authorities on some level as the city struggles to metabolize tens of thousands of new illegal migrants.

    Since last year, more than 130,000 migrants have arrived, many of whom are still being housed on the city's dime, causing New York City's homeless shelters to reach their limits and forcing the city to open new facilities.

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Should the Institutionalized Corruption of the Biden /Harris Administration, in this separate instance the Open Border Policy of our Sovereign Southern Border, be not only tolerated, but sanctioned by the raising of local spending by local politicians to pay for these now visible and known effects of rampant, and out-of-control Illegal Immigration?
  Yes, it is a kind thing to do, and a way that our county, our state can aid in this tremendous effort toward local federal foreign aid; and now, thankfully, in great abundance.
  No, our Constitutional Republic WILL NOT continue to exist, as our United States of America, if we do not control our sovereign borders, to protect our citizens, to keep them solvent and safe.
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The previous poll on Eastern NC NOW showcased what are many of OUR Constitutional Republic's certain obstacles to remain viable, where the top encumbrance to that continuance as a functioning Republic was the Biden /Harris Wide Open Southern Border. Understanding this overwhelming concern to real America citizens: Do you believe it important to challenge the veracity of those legislated concerns of Democratic Socialists by transporting Illegal Migrants to their Sanctuary cities, counties and states for their direct care?
  Yes; test the depth of their "compassion" by giving Democratic Socialists an opportunity to enact all Sanctuary provisions in their communities to test how much they truly do care.
  No; the Biden /Harris Wide Open Southern Border Project is designed to only inundate "Red States" to begin their Demographic Upheaval for the benefit of we Democratic Socialists, our politics.
  I generally do NOT care about politics, but it is fun watching abject hypocrites squirm; maybe I will start getting more involved.
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