New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) has reportedly been getting worried about the crisis of illegal immigration and its effects on New York City.
According to PJ Media, numerous illegal aliens have been “paroled” by U.S. officials to live with a sponsor in the north, only to later find themselves moving to cities such as New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.
Adams indicated that providing assistance to asylum seekers could run the city up to $2 billion.
“Based off our projections, we anticipate being unable to continue sheltering arriving asylum seekers on our own and have submitted an emergency mutual aid request to the State of New York beginning this weekend,” Adams said. “This type of request, reserved only for dire emergencies, asks the state for support to shelter arriving asylum seekers as the city faces an immediate need for additional capacity. Our initial request is for shelter to accommodate 500 asylum seekers, but, as New York City continues to see numbers balloon, this estimate will increase as well.”
Adams has complained that New York City was being filled beyond capacity as a result of entrances by illegal aliens before, especially after Gov. Jared Polis (D-CO) phoned him to say that Colorado would be bussing illegal aliens his way.
“We received over 30,000 asylum seekers that are in need of not only shelter, but food, education for children, health care, and some of the basic items that are needed,” Adams said at the time, before adding, “now, we were notified yesterday that the governor of Colorado has now stated that they are going to be sending migrants to places like New York and Chicago. This is just unfair for local governments to have to take on this national obligation. We’ve done our job. There’s no more room at the inn.”
A Twitter video recently posted by Townhall reporter Julio Rosas showed the New York City mayor sharing similar complaints.
“Our cities are being undermined,” Adams declared during an El Paso press conference. “We don’t deserve this. Migrants don’t deserve this and the people who live in the cities don’t deserve this…There is no more room in New York.”
NYC Mayor Eric Adams on the border crisis and migrants coming to sanctuary cities:
"Our cities are being undermined. We don't deserve this. Migrants don't deserve this and the people who live in the cities don't deserve this…There is no more room in New York." pic.twitter.com/tyYGMxhdeO
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) January 16, 2023
Adams has received criticism for his actions from other left-wingers, with some accusing him of “grandstanding on the border.”
Our response to @nycmayor’s border junket, from Co-Executive Director @JLopez_MRNY:
“The absolute last thing New York City needs is Mayor Adams grandstanding on the border while New Yorkers are struggling. /1https://t.co/e2sg5gFweC
— Make the Road NY 🦋 (@MaketheRoadNY) January 14, 2023
Adams is now referring to the surge of illegal immigration at the border as a ‘national crisis.’ He also has accused the previous mayor of NYC, Bill De Blasio, of leaving the city in ‘total disarray.’