New York City Mayor Eric Adams visited El Paso, Texas over the weekend and described the surge in illegal immigration at the border as a “national crisis.”
Adams, who has bragged about how his city is a “sanctuary city,” made a statement Friday that redefines the danger New York faces as it continues to see a “massive influx” of so-called “asylum seekers.”
“We’re seeing more people arriving now than we’ve ever seen – an average of 400 people each day this past week, with 835 asylum seekers arriving in one day, the largest single-day arrival we’ve seen so far,” the statement said. reads
“All of this is pushing New York City to the brink.”
The warning was accompanied by a tweet from the mayor seeking federal support: “This is a national crisis and we need a national solution.”
NYC Mayor Eric Adams is visiting El Paso, TX, where he describes what’s happening at the border as a “national crisis.”
Thousands of immigrants from the border have been bussed to NYC by the Democrat-led city of El Paso and TX Gov. Greg Abbott since last year. https://t.co/s01E3BffxT
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) January 15, 2023
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Eric Adams called the border situation a ‘national crisis’
Earlier this month, President Biden made his first visit to the border, where he was given a sanitized view of a situation that Eric Adams defines as a “national crisis.”
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As The Political Insider previously reported, El Paso cleared illegal immigrant encampments and cleaned streets ahead of Biden’s visit.
WATCH: New York City Mayor Eric Adams inspects Texas border wall
“This is a national crisis and we need a national solution,” Adams said.
— Breaking911 (@breaking911) January 16, 2023
Despite all evidence to the contrary, the White House has insisted that the president has been taking the crisis at the border “very seriously since day one,” drawing criticism from Republican lawmakers as little more than “political stunts.”
Will he start taking it more seriously because a far-left, sanctuary-loving ally is pointing out the obvious?
“Why isn’t this considered a disaster?” Adams asked in an interview with the New York Post. “This is a crisis.”
For starters, Mr. Meyer, it’s not considered a disaster because the far left has loudly proclaimed how their “sanctuary cities” like Arizona and Texas would welcome without facing a crisis.
Adams took a jab at the federal government’s response, saying “no one is coordinating this national effort” to fix the crisis, despite the fact that there is a border jar in the case named Kamala Harris.
.@NYCmayor He’s right when he calls illegal immigration a “national crisis” but let’s be clear – it’s a preventable crisis, created alone. @POTUS By executive order. They could stop it today but Adams chooses not to and promotes it further with free housing and services. pic.twitter.com/2GrnnAQKVC
— Nicole Malliotakis (@NMalliotakis) January 16, 2023
RELATED: Report: NYC mayor slams city at ‘breaking point’ over illegal immigration
He says the promised things
Eric Adams’ press secretary, Fabian Levy, took another jab at the Biden administration by suggesting that the border crisis is out of control in part because it is luring illegal immigrants with false promises.
“The reality of the situation is that these migrants are being promised things that weren’t available before they crossed the border,” Levy said.
In other words, they think the border will be wide open and they will find jobs, maybe some free smartphones, etc.
NYC Mayor Eric Adams on Border Crisis and Immigrants Coming to Sanctuary Cities:
“Our cities are weakening. We don’t deserve this. Immigrants don’t deserve it and people who live in cities don’t deserve it… There’s not much room in New York. pic.twitter.com/tyYGMxhdeO
– Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) January 16, 2023
Eric Adams pointed out that the border escalation crisis has left him no choice but to declare his city closed to illegal aliens.
“There’s not much room in New York,” he said.
It was a far cry when the mayor was proudly declaring the Big Apple a ‘sanctuary city’.
“We must protect our immigrants.” duration
Yes, New York City will remain a sanctuary city under the Adams administration. #EricOnNBC
— Eric Adams (@ericadamsfornyc) October 20, 2021
“New York City has always been a city of immigrants,” he said 18 months ago.
“We are a destination of diversity and a place where people of every nation can find refuge, raise families and enrich our communities,” added Adams. “Under my administration, our government will reflect that.”
Now the door is closed – allegedly.
It’s easy to be brave and take the moral high ground until your city is invaded by illegal aliens.
Welcome to the party, buddy.
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