Democrat New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order for homeless to get off the streets for the winter, and he ordered officials with social services and law-enforcement authorities to force them into shelters. AccuWeather reported the sudden drop in temperatures precipitated the governor’s move.

“As subfreezing temperatures have finally arrived in the northeastern United States, New York state is taking a drastic step to protect the homeless from the cold,” the site reported. And basically, that “drastic step” is forced housing.

“The homeless may be forced into shelters against their will,” according to the terms of the executive order, AccuWeather reported. “Those who refuse to go inside and who appear to be at risk for cold-related injuries will be involuntarily taken to a shelter.” FULL REPORT