Republicans have frequently expressed outrage over the Biden administration’s failure to control migration along America’s southern border. However, even some Democrats are now starting to grow alarmed.
During a recent speech, New York City Mayor Eric Adams made a plea for help as he complained that illegal immigrants are straining local resources.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams: Influx of illegal aliens is “a real burden” on NYC resources. pic.twitter.com/5hc7x5YzQr
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Adams says Texas and Arizona are sending migrants to New York
“This is a real burden on New Yorkers as we’re trying to do the right thing,” One America News Network quoted Adams as saying last Wednesday.
“We already have an overburdened shelter system,” the Democratic mayor pointed out. “So now we’re talking about food, clothing, school.”
“This is going to impact our schools because we do not turn away individuals because they are undocumented. Translation services. There is just a whole host of things that this is going to produce. We need help,” Adams insisted.
“Currently, New York City is experiencing a marked increase in the number of asylum seekers who are arriving from Latin America and other regions,” he noted.
“In some instances, families are arriving on buses sent by the Texas and Arizona governments, while in other cases it appears that individuals are being sent by the federal government,” Adams said.
“If we do not get these urgently needed resources we may struggle to provide the proper level of support our clients deserve, while also facing challenges as we serve both a rapidly growing shelter population and new clients who are seeking asylum,” the mayor predicted.
No criticism of the Biden administration’s soft border policies
“We are calling on the federal government to partner with New York City as we help asylum seekers navigate this process and to provide financial and technical resources.”
Interestingly, Adams said nothing about the Biden administration’s approach to immigration enforcement, something which many critics blame for America’s ongoing border crisis.
In March, the Washington Examiner cited statistics released by the Department of Homeland Security showing that arrests and deportations of illegal immigrants dropped 75% in the period between October 2020 and September 2021.