Norwegian Cruise Line says NYC has reached out to house migrants on cruise ship, final deal not yet done

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Norwegian Cruise Line confirmed on Saturday that New York City had approached the company to use a cruise ship to house an influx of illegal immigrants into the city, but said no agreement had yet been reached. concluded.

“Chartering cruise ships to businesses, government entities and other organizations for various uses is standard business practice in our industry,” a spokesperson for Norwegian Cruise Line said in a statement to Fox News Digital. . “While we can confirm that the City of New York has approached us regarding a possible charter of a cruise ship, no agreement has been reached and we cannot speculate on the outcome of commercial discussions in Classes.”

The New York Post reported this week that Adams was finalizing a deal with the cruise line to house the influx of migrants for six months so they could be processed before being accommodated by the city’s shelter system.

The report estimates that 15,500 illegal immigrants have flocked to the country’s largest city since May as illegal immigration across the border continues at a record pace with more than 2 million encounters with migrants by Customs and Border Protection during this exercise.

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New York Mayor Eric Adams speaks during a news conference at City Hall in New York, U.S., January 24, 2022.
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Since April, Texas Governor Greg Abbott has sent over 10,000 migrants by bus from Texas to the Big Apple in hopes of attracting attention to ease the border crisis.

“In this new and unforeseen reality, where we expect thousands more to arrive every week, the city’s system is nearing breaking point,” Adams said last month. “As a result, the city’s past practices, which never considered busing thousands of people in New York City, must be reassessed.”

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Migrants who crossed the border from Mexico to Texas exit a bus as it arrives at the Port Authority bus station in Manhattan
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Migrants who crossed the border from Mexico to Texas exit a bus as it arrives at the Port Authority bus station in Manhattan
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Plan to house migrants on cruise ship would be a cheaper option than multiple tent cities Adams erected to handle the surge.

“We’re not going to leave anything out. And once we finalize our plans, we’re going to announce it,” Adams said. said earlier this week on the idea of ​​the cruise ship. “We are not, it will come as no surprise, once we have finalized how we will continue to meet our legal and moral obligation, we will announce that.”

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New York Mayor Eric Adams speaks at the National Press Club during a press conference on gun violence and other issues on September 13, 2022.

New York Mayor Eric Adams speaks at the National Press Club during a press conference on gun violence and other issues on September 13, 2022.
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Mayor Adams’ office did not immediately respond to a Fox News Digital request for comment.

Fox News’ Bailee Hill contributed to this report

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