Adams defends pre-paid migrant cards - 40% more than the state gives to low-income and elderly New Yorkers --The migrant $53 million pilot program also hands out more than two times the amount the state gives monthly in services for single veterans | 6 Feb 2024 | New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Tuesday defended a reported $53 million pilot program to hand out pre-paid credit cards to migrant families housed in hotels despite public outcry. Appearing before a state legislative budget hearing in Albany on Tuesday, the Democratic mayor said he sought to dismiss "misinformation" [LOL] about the program. "We're not giving people American Express cards," Adams said... Under the pilot program, migrants will be getting 40% more than the state gives to low-income and elderly New Yorkers under SNAP benefits. Each migrant would receive about $350 a month to spend on food and baby supplies. As noted by Newsweek, that's more than the maximum allotment that low-income New York residents receive in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. According to the state's website, single households are eligible for up to $291 a month in SNAP benefits aimed at providing "low-income working people, senior citizens, the disabled and others" money to buy food products. The migrant pilot program also hands out more than two times the amount the state gives monthly in services for single veterans, Fox News reported.