During a town hall meeting, New York City Mayor Eric Adams warned New Yorkers of concerns surrounding the floods of illegal immigrants entering the state.
Eric Adams admits defeat. The migrants won. NYC is about to collapse due to its "goodwill" and he is to blame:
"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. This is going to destroy New York City."
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During the meeting on the Upper West Side, Mayor Adams attempted to place blame for the influx of illegal immigrants on Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s bus operation, busing some immigrants from the border to “self-declared sanctuary jurisdictions.” However, the federal government also relocated immigrants from the border to other cities, including New York City.
“I don’t see an ending to this. I don’t see an ending to this,” he said. “This issue will destroy New York City. Destroy New York City. We’re getting 10,000 migrants a month. One time we were just getting Venezuela. Now we getting Ecuador. Now we getting Russian-speaking coming through Mexico. Now we’re getting western Africa. Now we getting people from all over the globe have made their minds up that they’re going to come through the southern part of the border and coming into New York City. And everyone is saying it’s New York City’s problem.”
“We’re getting no support on this national crisis,” the mayor added, noting at one time, most migrants arriving in New York City were from Venezuela, but now more come from Ecuador and even Russian-speaking people and west African people are “coming through Mexico” to attempt to claim asylum in the United States.
Eric Adams is calling on New Yorkers to pressure the Biden administration into giving work permits to thousands of migrants.
Democrats are waging economic war on its own citizens. pic.twitter.com/QXQhStmkHP
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“It’s gonna come to your neighborhoods. All of us are going to be impacted by this,” he continued. “I said it last year when we had 15,000. I’m telling you now with 110,000. The city we knew, we’re about to lose. And we’re all in this together. All of us. Staten Island is saying, ‘send them out to Manhattan,’ Manhattan is saying, ‘send them out to Queens,’ Queens is saying, ‘send them out to Brooklyn.’”
“Hundreds of asylum seekers continue to arrive to our city every day and our heads are barely being kept above water,” Williams-Isom said. “There are solutions to this emergency. We need expedited work authorization, additional financial support, a federal declaration of emergency, a national and a state-wide decompression strategy to relieve the pressure that we are feeling here in New York City. There are solutions here. The status quo is not working, and New Yorkers are demanding that we do more.”