NYC mandates curfew for migrants amid panhandling complaints

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New York City is invoking a curfew for migrants after residents complained about panhandling.

The curfew is from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m., a spokesperson for city hall confirmed. Migrants staying at respite centers will have to check in, and curfews are similar to those in place at homeless shelters in the city.

"This policy will allow for more efficient capacity management for migrants in the city’s care," a statement from a city hall spokesperson reads.

People living near migrant housing centers have complained asylum seekers are begging door-to-door for food and clothes, according to the New York Post.

Migrant housing residents are being told of the new rules on Monday, with Tuesday being the first night the City Hall directive is in effect.

"My constituents are terrified," City Council member Joann Ariola told FOX 5 New York. "They have people that they don't know at their doorbell. They usually have a child with them. They have their telephone, their iPhone and on it, it says, in English, ‘I'm a migrant from Floyd Bennett Field, please give me money.’ It's very, very concerning because at times, they find them on their property."... (Read more)