New York Mayor Cancels Trip To Border For ‘Safety Concerns’

New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) suddenly canceled a trip his office had planned to the southern border with Mexico this weekend, reporting “safety concerns” in the Mexican border city he planned to visit.

“As Lent draws to a close, our team was excited to stand with faith and humanitarian leaders who have dedicated their lives to serving the most needy among us, and we were eager to discuss our work in New York City and explore new ways to collaborate with leaders in cities across the country,” Amaris Cockfield, a spokeswoman for Adams, said in a statement Saturday.

“But due to safety concerns at one of the cities we were going to visit in Mexico flagged by the U.S. Department of State, we have decided to pause this visit at this time,” the spokeswoman said.

Sister Norma Pimentel, executive director of the Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley in San Juan, invited the mayor to visit Mexico. Adams announced the weekend trip just south of the border on Thursday, soon after dozens of illegal immigrants rushed a border wall in El Paso, Texas. Adams has made only one other trip to Texas since the migrant crisis began two years ago.

The Democrat mayor is still at odds with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) over the governor’s policy of bussing illegal immigrants to liberal enclaves with sanctuary city laws.

“We’re dealing with a person that just wants to disrupt. This is not about raising the attention on an issue. This is a mean-spirited way of using people and disrupting municipalities,” Adams said earlier this year.

“This is a diabolical plan by this governor, and we’re going to have to respond based on what he’s doing,” Adams added. “We’re going to pivot and shift and be prepared to send the right message to these bus operators. You should not participate in the actions of Gov. Abbott.”

New York is facing significant challenges integrating the surge of illegal immigrants moving there in search of government welfare and jobs, as President Joe Biden’s administration continues to leave the border wide open.