Hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants hop the border each month and cause untold levels of stress on southern border communities, especially in Texas. But those folks are tough, and they deal with it the best they can, without complaining.
In complete contrast, New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D), who fooled everyone into believing he would be a step up from the previous mayor, has declared a state of emergency, Fox News reports, due to the relatively small influx of migrants being bused in from southern states.
The mayor, who once declared NYC a “sanctuary city,” has spent considerable time in the past weeks slamming Republican governors for shipping migrants to his city where he once said they were welcome.
Adams dared to label the situation a “crisis,” while in reality, it’s not even close.
As a matter of fact, NYC has only received about 17,000 migrants since this spring. That number is what Texas sees in just about a day’s time.
However, that didn’t stop Adams from whining about it and blaming “politics.”
“This is a humanitarian crisis that started with violence and instability in South America and is being accelerated by American political dynamics,” the mayor said.
He added: “Thousands of asylum seekers have been bused into New York City and simply dropped off, without notice, coordination, or care — and more are arriving every day.”
Sanctuary cities like New York City experience a FRACTION of what Texas border communities face every day.
We’ll continue busing migrants to NYC, DC, & Chicago to relieve our overwhelmed border towns until Biden does his job to secure the border.https://t.co/fVNuf6nLAm
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) October 7, 2022
What will he do?
“This crisis is not of our own making but one that will affect everyone in this city, now and in the months ahead,” Adams said. “New Yorkers deserve to know why this is happening and what we plan to do.”
The mayor, clearly out of his depth, has already contracted with dozens of hotels to give the migrants temporary shelter. There’s also a tent city idea in the works, and the mayor has also began talks with Norweigan Cruise Lines to rent a ship for housing, possibly.
Hopefully, Adams didn’t have any ambitions of running for higher political office, because he’s clearly not up to the task.