Leftist Leaders Pressure Homeowners To Share Residences With Migrants

In an effort to secure housing for the influx of undocumented migrants ushered in by the Biden administration’s lax border policies, leaders in sanctuary jurisdictions nationwide have resorted to questionable tactics — from booting students out of public schools to reserving rooms in luxury hotels.

Despite these and other extreme measures, cities have come up short, as evidenced by footage of migrants sleeping on the sidewalk due to overcrowded facilities.

The latest step being taken by leftist officials in some of these cities involves reaching out to private property owners in an attempt to convince them to open up their residences to strangers who entered the country illegally.

Denver Human Services representative Jon Ewing described such a program currently underway in Colorado’s capital city.

“We put out a feeler to all the landlords we have connections with,” he said. “Basically said, ‘Listen, we’re going to have some newcomers who are going to need housing.’”
Ewing used the same euphemism for undocumented migrants that the White House recently included in an official document.

A local proposal in Naperville, Illinois, sought to provide homeowners with an incentive to invite migrants into their homes, though the city council ultimately voted to reject the measure due to the assessment that such a plan would have to be implemented on the state or federal level.

Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Kim Driscoll, a Democrat, made a similar plea to homeowners in her state, asserting in August: “Most importantly, if you have an extra room or suite in your home, please consider hosting a family. Housing and shelter is our most pressing need. Become a sponsor family.”

Michigan officials pursued a similar strategy last month while Democratic New York City Mayor Eric Adams has been advocating for migrants to be housed in private residences across his city since at least June.

“It is my vision to take the next step to these faith-based locals and then move to a private residence,” he said. “We can take that $4.2 billion, or $4.3 billion maybe now, that we potentially have to spend, and we can put it back in the pockets of everyday New Yorkers.”