(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) During a weekend visit to El Paso, Texas, New York City Mayor Eric Adams acknowledged that the open-border policies promoted by his fellow Democrats have resulted in a major crisis, the impacts of which are being felt nationwide, Fox News reported.
Per Adams, he and El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser were “on the front lines, and we need federal support,” Adams alluding to the mass influx of illegal immigrants headed to New York City.
On the ground in El Paso last night. This is a national crisis and we need a national solution. Mayors like @OscarLeeser and I are on the front lines and we need federal support. pic.twitter.com/MkD8xZelNf
— Mayor Eric Adams (@NYCMayor) January 15, 2023
It is not the first time Adams has complained about the costly influx of illegals overrunning the Big Apple. Several governors—including some in blue states—have been busing their new arrivals to the sanctuaty city, much to Adams’s chagrin.
Adams’s trek follows other high-profile border visits, including California Gov. Gavin Newsom and President Joe Biden, who recently visited the border for the first time ever in his official capacity, although the illegal immigrants were cleared away prior to his visit.
But many—including Texas Gov. Greg Abbott—condemned Biden’s photo-op as too-little, too-late after allowing millions of illegal crossings over a two-year span.
Adams appeared to concur with the Republican governor during a press conference in El Paso.
“Our cities are being undermined,” he said. “We don’t deserve this. Migrants don’t deserve this and the people who live in the cities don’t deserve this …There is no more room in New York.”
He later added that the influx of migrants could cost New York City as much as $2 billion.
Alongside his visit to the border, Adams released a statement noting that illegal immigration is causing major problems in New York City.
“We are now seeing more people arrive than we have ever seen—averaging over 400 people each day this last week, with 835 asylum seekers arriving on one single day alone, the largest single-day arrival we’ve seen to date,” Adams wrote.
“All this is pushing New York City to the brink,” he said.
Adams noted the Left’s that commitment to open migration has put his city in a bad spot.
“We are at our breaking point,” he said. “Based off our projections, we anticipate being unable to continue sheltering arriving asylum seekers on our own and have submitted an emergency mutual aid request to the State of New York beginning this weekend.”