In a recent statement, New York CIty Mayor Eric Adams discussed the migrant crisis in the city stating “this issue will destroy New York City.”
In the last year, the migrant crisis at the southern border of the United States has spread to various sanctuary cities. The hardest hit sanctuary city has been New York City. A city that declared themselves as open borders and a sanctuary for any of the migrants coming across the borders.
Now, with little to no government funding and a city that was already facing economic issues, the migrant crisis is more evident than before.
In the months leading up to migrants arriving in NYC, the issues facing states like Texas were said to be a manufactured crisis. One of the more prominent people backing this theory was Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.). Cortez and others are now seeing the true gravity of the situation.
The migrants coming into and flooding the city are undocumented. They may have criminal records or be using a false name. The lack of documentation complicates matters when a crime is committed. The largest issue being finding the person who committed the crime or keeping that person away from those who may be in danger.
In a recent Upper West Side town hall meeting, Mayor Adams had this to say regarding the crisis facing NYC, “Let me tell you something, New Yorkers: never in my life have I had a problem that I did not see an ending to. I don’t see an ending to this. We’re getting 10,000 migrants a month. One time, we were just getting Venezuela. Now we’re getting Ecuador. Now we’re getting Russian-speaking coming through Mexico. Now we’re getting Western Africa. Now we’re getting people from all over the globe that made their minds up that they’re gonna come through the southern border and coming to New York City.”
BREAKING: Mayor Adams basically conceding New York City is done because of illegal immigration and warns New Yorkers illegals will flood ALL neighborhoods. pic.twitter.com/Lj5E3BSvDX
— nycphotog (@nycphotog) September 7, 2023
Though Mayor Adams has chosen to take aim at Gov. Abbot of Texas, the truth of the issue lies with the federal government. Until the federal government takes a stand on migrant control and border control, the problem will continue.