“Just a few days ago, I was in El Paso to see for myself how the asylum seeker crisis is affecting our border states and our entire nation,” Adams said in his speech at the conference’s opening luncheon.
“What I saw was not a state problem or a city problem,” he continued. “It is a national problem, driven by global forces, impacting regular people.”
Adams has complained bitterly about busing of illegal immigrants to New York City which has strained the city’s infrastructure and other resources due to the open-border policies of the Biden administration.
Although both Democrat and Republican leaders—including Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Colorado Gov. Jared Polis—have sent migrants to the city, often at their request, Adams played politics by assigning blame squarely on his political opponents.
“Every attempt to deal with immigration on a national level through legislation has been sabotaged, mostly by right-wing opposition,” he complained, “and cities are bearing the brunt of this failure, which is why I ask all of you here today to join me and say: We must come together as Americans to solve an American problem.”
As part of a six-point proposal, Adams called for “a decompression strategy at the border that establishes a plan for each migrant’s arrival—and creates a system to fairly distribute newcomers regionally,” according to Breitbart News.
But even while he seeks to redistribute illegals out of his own back-yard, Adams still hoped to retain the political benefit to be gained from importing new Democrat voters.
His plan also would necessitate an “expedited right-to-work options for asylum seekers,” and “legislation that provides a clear pathway to residency or citizenship,” he said.
Unlike many red states, New York has, under Adams, proudly declared itself to be a sanctuary city that refuses to cooperate with federal immigration laws.
The influx of illegals has overwhelmed New York City, creating chaos, crime, and death, and leading Adams to attempt several previous rhetorical strategies, none of which have been effective:
- He has threatened to buss New Yorkers to Texas to campaign against Texas Gov. Abbott after Abbott began the busing of illegals to NYC.
- He has sent cease and desist letters to other elected officials, ordering them to stop sending illegals to his sanctuary.
- Adams has even called for a reduction of illegal immigration, citing how overwhelmed his “compassionate” system is with a mere 17,000 illegals.
- He even said there was no more room for illegals in New York City, according to Breitbart News.
Headline USA’s Ben Sellers contributed to this report.