For decades, New York City has pursued so-called “sanctuary” policies when it comes to illegal immigration. However, even the city’s Democratic mayor has recently become less welcoming.
According to the Daily Wire, New York City Mayor Eric Adams declared a state of emergency last week, citing a recent influx of illegal migrants.
Mayor says city is facing “a humanitarian crisis”
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“This is a humanitarian crisis that started with violence and instability in South America and is being accelerated by American political dynamics,” Adams said.
“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,” the mayor continued.
“This crisis is not one of our own making, but one that will affect everyone in this city,” Adams pointed out. He noted that a significant number of the new arrivals are not legally permitted to work in the United States.
The mayor went on to point out that this wave of new arrivals is putting growing stress on New York City’s already strained social safety net.
Adams blames red state governors rather than the Biden administration for the border crisis
Fox News reported that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has recorded over 2 million encounters with illegal border crossers in fiscal year 2022.
Yet rather than blaming the Biden administration for its failure to control the border, Adams lashed out at red state politicians.
Over the past year, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey have been sending busloads of illegal migrants to cities like New York and Washington, D.C.
“New Yorkers are angry. I’m angry, too. We have not asked for this,” he added. “There was never any agreement to take on the job of supporting thousands of asylum seekers.”