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New York City officials have begun to hunt through real estate listings for vacant office space in an attempt to find available shelter for the growing number of illegal immigrants that are being relocated into the city following the termination of Title 42.

The New York Post, citing unnamed “sources in the real estate community,” said the city’s Economic Development Corp. has contacted brokers about leasing or subleasing office vacancies regarding “potential suitability for a site for asylum seekers.” The city officials are reportedly looking for space in both totally empty buildings and in partially occupied properties where companies are still maintaining their operations.

City officials declined to comment on the Post’s report, which comes as there are fewer opportunities within the city to lease available hotel space. Mayor Eric Adams, a Democrat, has created ill-will with several Republican elected officials in suburban Rockland and Orange Counties by unilaterally announcing plans to relocate the illegal immigrants to hotels in their areas. Adams has also generated friction with his party’s leadership, with a report in Axios claiming that Adams’ criticism of President Biden’s handling of the southern border crisis has angered administration officials and members of the Biden re-election team.