Progressives and migrant advocates have their lingerie in a twist over Metropolis Corridor’s totally legit curfew at 4 city-funded migrant facilities.
Sorry: The identical rule is longstanding at common homeless shelters throughout the 5 boroughs — test in every night time by 11 p.m. and keep inside ’til 6 a.m. the following morning.
“I believe it’s one other barrier being put in place for migrants actually making an attempt to determine a solution to work, and get out of the shelter system,” fumed Queens Borough President Donovan Richards.
Nope: If it is advisable to go to work, college or a medical appointment, you will get an exception, as in the remainder of the shelter system.
However break curfew thrice inside 30 days, and you may face expulsion: Any proper to shelter is proscribed to acceptable habits.
Sure, the curfew appears a response to complaints about migrants going door-to-door panhandling in any respect hours of the day and night time, however the true query is: Why it wasn’t imposed from the outset?
Certainly, why isn’t it common at each city-funded venue, together with inns, housing migrants?
Controlling the chaos is vital to conserving observe of what number of beds can be found for brand new arrivals, and a fundamental security measure that protects often-vulnerable migrants, particularly youngsters, in addition to the neighbors.
And anybody crying of racism, discrimination or stigmatization right here is solely displaying himself to be obsessive about complaining.