纽约市的伪善被揭穿 非法把游民送上州甩包袱

FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2016, file photo, a homeless woman, who only wanted to be identified as Lala, asks for money on a street corner in New York. Dealing with New York City’s homeless has become a contentious issue between New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the city’s mayor, Bill de Blasio. Cuomo promised his own proposal and will likely reference it in his State of the State address on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
FILE – In this Jan. 5, 2016, file photo, a homeless woman, who only wanted to be identified as Lala, asks for money on a street corner in New York. Dealing with New York City’s homeless has become a contentious issue between New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the city’s mayor, Bill de Blasio. Cuomo promised his own proposal and will likely reference it in his State of the State address on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

  纽约(专题)州布隆郡官员说,纽约市政府把游民家庭非法送到事先不知情的上州城镇,并替他们交房租一年,迫使当地政府承担他们的生活费用。(美联社)

  布隆郡(Broome County)官员说,白思豪政府把游民家庭非法送到事先不知情的上州城镇,并替他们交房租一年,迫使当地政府承担他们的生活费用。

  “纽约邮报”报导,最近几个月至少有五个游民家庭被送往布隆郡,而该郡官员已发出最后通牒,纽约市若不结束“一次性特殊援助计画”(Special One Time Assistance Program, 简称SOTA),就会面临民事诉讼,甚至会是刑事诉讼。

  SOTA计画在去年秋天不动声色地启动,这是“重接计画”(Project Reconnect)的一部分,其中为住在游民收容所至少90天和有收入的游民,提供所有迁移费用。过去五年,纽约市已提供逾100万元旅费给2512个家庭,使他们迁移到五大区以外的地方。

  布隆郡郡长加纳(Jason Garnar)说:“我们已通知纽约市,这是非法之举,今天就要结束。”加纳补充说,纽约市逃避向这些人提供援助,而把责任转移到布隆郡的纳税人身上,纽约市预先替他们交了一年租金,然后遗弃他们,如今布隆郡要负责照顾他们。

  该郡的社会服务局局长南希.威廉斯(Nancy Williams)说:“这会为布隆郡带来负担,照顾本郡居民是我们的责任,而纽约市的责任是照顾其居民。”

  布隆郡官员说,负责SOTA计画的纽约市人力资源管理局的做法,直接违反纽约州社会服务法第148条,这是一项刑事法规。