Leftist pundits and politicians used to downplay the border crisis when it was mostly Republican-led states that were being inundated by an unchecked stream of immigrants.
Now that so-called “sanctuary cities” have to deal with the influx too, suddenly their perspective has changed. That shift was evident in Democratic New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ recent remarks about how tens of thousands of migrants have utterly disrupted life in the nation’s most populous city.
According to TheBlaze:
At a town hall on the Upper West Side Wednesday night, Adams stressed that “this issue will destroy New York City.”
“Let me tell you something, New Yorkers: never in my life have I had a problem that I did not see an ending to. I don’t see an ending to this,” said Adams. “We’re getting 10,000 migrants a month. One time, we were just getting Venezuela. Now we’re getting Ecuador. Now we’re getting Russian-speaking coming through Mexico. Now we’re getting Western Africa. Now we’re getting people from all over the globe that made their minds up that they’re gonna come through the southern border and coming to New York City.”
The New York Times indicated that over 100,000 illegal aliens have stormed the city, overwhelming services intended for down and out American citizens. Having had its 200 shelters maxed out, the city has been dumping illegal aliens into humanitarian centers, converted hotels, school gymnasiums, and religious buildings, as well as imploring citizens to do what Adams is unwilling to do himself: bring the unwelcome guests into their homes.Advertisement
Photos and videos on social media reveal just how dire the situation has gotten thanks to sanctuary city protections and the Biden administration’s lax immigration and border policies.
New York City:
The migrant crisis continues as dozens of scooters belonging to asylum seekers line the sidewalk outside the Roosevelt Hotel and 19,000 migrant children started school today.
I started filming a migrant getting a haircut on the sidewalk when staff told me filming… pic.twitter.com/dwXZJEIMN3
— Rebecca Brannon (@RebsBrannon) September 7, 2023
NEW: Erie County New York, a deep blue county, will no longer accept illegal immigrants from New York City Mayor Eric Adams' resettlement program after another migrant has been charged with sexual assault.
How racist and intolerant of them!
After years of virtue signaling from… pic.twitter.com/4eAEy0xHE8
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) August 17, 2023
At first, New York City Mayor Eric Adams was a hotel concierge for illegal immigrants. Now, 110,000 migrants later, Eric Adams is begging for mercy. New York City has become unrecognizable with migrants lining the sidewalks and camping outside five-star hotels.
Nothing has been… pic.twitter.com/blQ1aSZPIv
— Jesse Watters (@JesseBWatters) September 8, 2023
Antifa brawled with pro-American protesters fed up of the migrant surge in New York City. Curtis Sliwa can be seen trying to break up some of it. pic.twitter.com/oubTo0kzgE
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) August 28, 2023
Of course, Adams’ rare moment of clarity on the issue has caused some on the left to disavow him entirely.
I have seen the Eric Adams clip claiming migrants will destroy New York City. It is awful. There is a reason why Republicans and far right folks are gleefully sharing it.
New York Dems could have had Maya Wiley as mayor but they went for the ridiculous Adams, a Trump knock-off.
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) September 7, 2023
Even though the mayor trashed Republicans for doing the same, he has increasingly pushed for the migrants in his city to be sent elsewhere.
According to the New York Post:
Mayor Adams wants Gov. Hochul to use an executive order to force communities outside of New York City to take in migrants and give the Big Apple $6.5 billion, according to a bombshell legal filing in Manhattan Supreme Court on Wednesday.
Hizzoner went so far as to recommend several state-controlled locations for new temporary shelters in Brentwood, Newburgh, King Parks, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island.
“The scale of the crisis … demands State leadership of a statewide solution,” wrote NYC’s Law Department.
The extensive list includes the Pilgrim Psychiatric Facility, Kings Park Psychiatric Center, the Stewart Air National Guard Base, the Javits Center, Aqueduct Racetrack, a second hanger at JFK International, the Staten Island Armory, and some dormitories at State University of New York campuses.
Here’s a clip of Adams’ recent remarks: