Mayor Eric Adams traveled to the border with a compelling message. “New York City is full.”
During Mayor Eric Adams’ visit to El Paso, Texas, he said New York asylum seekers are overwhelming the city.
“New York cannot take more. We can’t,” he said. “There’s no more room in New York.”
Adams called on city mayors across the country to join forces and handle the rapid migrant crisis.
“This is a national problem,” Adams said at a news conference in Texas Sunday evening. “ We must have real immigration reform and we must immediately have a short-term fix of making sure that the cost of this does not fall on our local cities.”
This reminds me of the Muslim migrant crisis in Europe where the western nations spent much of their time demanding that everyone had to take their ‘fair share’ of migrants.
Much like them, Adams is talking around the problem, because he can’t talk about the problem.
As he saw in El Paso, given the chance, a whole lot of the illegal migrants will head to New York City even if they’re assigned to a few other cities.
On Friday, his administration said more than 3,100 asylum seekers arrived in New York City in the past week, including 835 in just one day — making it the largest single-day arrival the city has seen.
“I knew it was time for me not to handle this problem from the city, but to come and to interact with the mayors across the country,” he said. “This has fallen on our cities.”
He told reporters Sunday that he plans on collaborating with mayors who are directly impacted, as well as those who aren’t.
“Today is El Paso, tomorrow it’ll be their cities,” Adams said.
He said he plans on being on the ground “as much as possible” and coming up with a “formal plan that’s coming from the cities to have the national government execute without input.”
The solution is obvious. Secure the border. Repeal the Senate’s ratification of the UN’s refugee treaty. And don’t let anyone inside unless they have a U.S. passport.
If Adams is thinking that, he knows enough not to say it. What’s his plan that he’s going to present to Biden? He never says it, but it’s obvious enough. Make it somebody else’s problem. Divert the migrants to other cities or resettle them in rural areas. And you don’t need to tell Biden twice. The trouble is how are you going to keep them down on the farm once they’ve seen New York City? Some migrants can be resettled, but others will keep on getting on buses to the Port Authority.
The only solution is to secure the border. Nothing else will work.