Despite continuing to support open borders, NYC Mayor Eric Adams (D) is once again complaining about the effects that the illegal immigration crisis has had on his city.
While New York City has declared itself a “sanctuary city” and continues to refuse to cooperate with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, Adams is now insisting that the city is “at a breaking point” after more than 160,000 illegal aliens arrived in NYC since Spring 2022.
The Democrat mayor’s comments came during a recent town hall meeting, where he declared that there is “no more room” in New York City — explaining that “we’re getting anywhere from 2,500 to 4,000 a week.
“This is so devastating for our city,” Adams added.
NYC Mayor Eric Adams comments on the migrant crisis in NYC
" This is Devastating For Our City"pic.twitter.com/rtEyudXnTO
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While Adams is outraged over the effects of illegal immigration on his city, he has continued to advocate for open borders policies — though he wants other states to be responsible for the consequences of those policies. After Adams’ chief advisor advocated for closing the border earlier this month, the Democrat mayor publicly stated his support for the southern border remaining open.
“We believe the borders should remain open. That’s the official position of this city, but we have made it clear there should be a decompression strategy so that we could properly deal with the volume that’s coming into our city,” Adams said during a press conference.
ADAMS: “We Believe The Border Should Remain Open That Is The Official Position Of This City” pic.twitter.com/obGqiZKz5H
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However, as the New York Times noted earlier this week, New York City continues to be the most popular destination for illegal aliens. The Biden administration releases roughly 60,000 illegal aliens into the U.S. interior each month, tens of thousands of whom end up choosing to travel to New York City.
Adams has tried to discourage illegal aliens from choosing his city, even going so far as to pass out fliers at the southern border warning that they would be “better off” going to a “more affordable city.”
The fliers also claim that “New York City’s (NYC) resources have been exhausted.”
NYC is distributing flyers at the border to discourage illegals from coming to NY
The flyers instruct them to go to "a more affordable city" pic.twitter.com/AIj3Ev4lon
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Adams also tried to discourage illegal immigration to his city at the source — telling potential illegal aliens not to choose New York City in several speeches during a four-day trip to Mexico, Columbia and Ecuador.