NYC mayor at a loss over Biden’s absence as cities bear brunt of migrant crisis: ‘Good question’
New York City Mayor Eric Adams said the surge of illegal migrants flooding New York and other cities “should not be happening” and called it a national problem that needs “a national solution.” “Where the heck is the President of the United States?” a morning show host on “Good Day New York” asked Adams in an interview discussing the migrant crisis. “That is a good question. And I think we all should be asking, Why is this happening to a city that was turning itself around and will continue to do so?” Adams replied.
“This should not be happening to New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles in the other big northern cities and really shouldn’t be happening to El Paso or Brownsville, Texas,” he went on. “No cities should be carried his burden. This is a national problem, and it needs a national solution.”
Adams’ comments come days after reports that he was removed from Biden’s National Advisory Board, which was first reported by Politico.
“Adams is among several lawmakers who were initially named to the president’s National Advisory Board in March but no longer appear on a roster of 50 prominent Democrats released by the campaign Wednesday,” the outlet reported.
Adams has been an outspoken critic of the Biden administration for its handling of the migrant crisis at the southern border.
“It is not about the asylum-seekers and migrants, all of us came from somewhere to pursue the American Dream,” Adams earlier this month. “It is the irresponsibility of the Republican Party in Washington for refusing to do real immigration reform, and it’s the irresponsibility of the White House for not addressing this problem.”
Adams isn’t the only New York Democrat that has raised concerns about the migrant crisis overwhelming the city.
Gov. Kathy Hochul in a Monday television appearance insisted that New York state and New York City is “bursting at the seams” caring for illegal immigrants.
Though officials across border communities have stated that they did not receive the surge in migrants that they were expecting following the end of the policy, Hochul suggested that the crisis is continuing in her state.
“Hearing the numbers going down is good news, but it’s small comfort to us because the word we’re getting is that the majority of these individuals who are crossing, it’s still high numbers, are coming to New York State,” Hochul said on MSNBC’s “Politics Nation” Saturday afternoon to discuss the ongoing border crisis which people have expected to continue following the expiration of the Title 42.
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