New York City Mayor Eric Adams, who has gone after the Biden administration for its policies on illegal immigration, recently admitted that the issue “will destroy New York City.”
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— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) September 7, 2023
Adams has emerged as one of the leading Democrat voices to speak out against President Joe Biden’s record on illegal immigration. Since Biden took the oath of office in January 2021, over 5 million illegal immigrants have crossed into the U.S., according to Townhall.
In January 2023, Adams visited the southern border, where he said that New York City expected “more from our national leaders to address this issue in a real way.”
In April 2023, the New York City mayor also criticized the Biden administration over its inaction in helping his city deal with its immigration crisis, as reported by the Washington Examiner.
Recently, Adams’ campaign distributed fliers at the southern border telling illegal immigrants to not make life more difficult for him or New Yorkers. Yet, such a strategy has ultimately failed, with New York City being one of the most destroyed cities because of illegal immigration.
Adams recently took part in a town hall, where he stressed that “this issue will destroy New York City.”
“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,” said Adams.
“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,” Adams added.
“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,” he continued. “We have a $12 billion deficit that we’re going to have to cut. Every service in this city is going to be impacted, all of us.”
“I said it last year when we had 15,000 and I’m telling you now with 110,000. The city we knew, we’re about to lose, and we are all in this together, all of us,” he added.