At an Upper West Side town hall meeting Wednesday night, New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) expressed his concerns over the open borders migrant crisis under Joe Biden’s administration.
“I have never encountered a problem without seeing its eventual resolution,” he said. “As far as this issue is concerned, however, I don’t see an end in sight; it could very well destroy our city.” He went on to emphasize that there is a real danger of losing the city we know and love.
Adams stated that the city has been providing assistance to 110,000 asylum seekers who have arrived since April 2022 and is now accommodating 10,000 per month from various parts of the world through its open southern border.
Longer clip of Adams’ remarks by posted by “nycphotog”:
BREAKING: Mayor Adams basically conceding New York City is done because of illegal immigration and warns New Yorkers illegals will flood ALL neighborhoods. pic.twitter.com/Lj5E3BSvDX
— nycphotog (@nycphotog) September 7, 2023
Excerpt from Gothamist report this week on the migrant crisis in New York City:
More than 110,000 migrants have arrived in New York City over the last year, now arriving at an average rate of 2,400 a week, according to the Adams administration. The ongoing crisis began in part when governors from southern states started sending asylum seekers to major northern U.S. cities, largely run by Democrats. Now, nearly 60,000 migrants are in the city’s shelter system, officials said.
Two buses arrived at Port Authority on Wednesday morning, with four more expected by early Thursday, according to Power Malu, an activist who has been assisting migrants arriving at Port Authority.
…In a statement Wednesday, Mayor Eric Adams again pleaded with the federal government for more help in dealing with the crisis.
“The transition of this site into a new humanitarian relief center at Austell Place is an important next step in our efforts to do our part, but, as we’ve said month after month, only more support from our state and federal partners and real policy change in Washington will truly address this crisis,” Adams said.
One local news station reported that Adams is moving migrants around the city as he struggles to deal with the crisis:
Video from this past summer of migrants sleeping on the sidewalk outside a midtown hotel:
100s of migrants sleeping on the midtown Manhattan sidewalk as shelter hit capacity, with 90k plus migrants arriving in NYC since last spring, up to 1000/day costing up to 8m/day. Thoughts? #NewYork #migrants #Crisis #sidewalk #NewYorkCity pic.twitter.com/mMSKf5cV22
— CrowdVerdict (@CrowdVerdict) August 1, 2023
Don’t say we didn’t tell you so….