Mayor Adams Says Illegal Immigration 'Will Destroy New York City'

“The same Eric Adams who declared in 2021 that New York City ‘will remain a sanctuary city’ under his watch now says that the migrant influx will ‘destroy’ it.

Daniel Molina
Daniel Molina
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September 8, 2023

Republicans continue to denounce the Biden administration’s handling of border concerns. While illegal immigration remains an important talking point for Republicans, prominent Democrats are also beginning to raise concerns themselves. This week, New York Mayor Eric Adams (D) warned that “this issue will destroy New York City.”

During a town hall this week, New York Mayor Adams issued strong remarks about illegal immigration in the country, making the case that New York will be negatively impacted.

“We’re getting 10,000 migrants a month,” Mayor Adams said, detailing that migrants are coming from Venezuela, Ecuador, Western Africa, and “we’re getting Russian speaking coming through Mexico.”

“People from all over the globe have made their minds up that they’re going to come through the southern part of the border and come into New York City, and everyone is saying it’s New York City’s problem.” He went on to explain that “every community in this city is going to be impacted” because “we got a $12 billion deficit that we’re going to have to cut. Every service in this city is going to be impacted.”

Shirley Maia-Cusick (R), a U.S. Senate hopeful from New Jersey, issued a response after Mayor Adam’s town hall, calling the Mayor a hypocrite.

“The same Eric Adams who declared in 2021 that New York City ‘will remain a sanctuary city’ under his watch now says that the migrant influx will ‘destroy’ it,” Maia-Cusick rebuked.

“Last week, the Biden Administration offered Adams a plan to ship thousands of migrants to Atlantic County – needlessly overwhelming New Jersey communities,” she explained, adding that voters “cannot let the Biden-Menendez immigration catastrophe and its enablers continue to use migrants as political pawns while turning around and playing the victim card against a disaster of their own creation.”

Texas Rep. Beth Van Duyne (R) recently commented on the issue, claiming that the “border crisis” benefits China.

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina is an award-winning senior reporter based in Miami. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Florida International University. His hobbies include reading, writing, and watching films.

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