NYC mayor faces bipartisan blowback over new round of migrant debit cards: ‘The gravy train’ must stop

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New York City leaders from both parties slammed a move by Mayor Eric Adams’ administration to distribute another tranche of thousands of prepaid debit cards to migrant families.

While Adams’ office claimed at its February inception the program would save the city as much as $7.2 million per year, some city lawmakers decried the latest allocation of 7,300 cards as a signal for more border-crossers to come.

Councilman Robert Holden, a Democrat from Glendale, Queens, said the “gravy train for migrants has to stop.”

“Giving out free housing, food, and legal aid while protecting them from federal authorities is unsustainable and only makes the crisis worse. This madness needs to end now.”


Councilman Robert Holden speaks during a Veterans Day breakfast. (Michael M. Santiago/Getty)

Holden’s borough hosts 70 migrant shelters, the most in

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