New York City Mayor Eric Adams is warning that illegal immigration is “devastating” the city and will hurt residents.
New York City, a sanctuary jurisdiction that refuses to cooperate with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, is now “at a breaking point,” Adams said.
More than 160,000 border crossers and illegal aliens have arrived in New York since the spring of 2022.
“We’re at the breaking point,” Adams said.
“There is no more room, over 160‑something thousand, and as I stated, we’re getting anywhere from 2,500 to 4,000 a week … this is so devastating for our city.”
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Adams has previously warned against would-be illegal aliens coming to New York City
As The Daily Fetched reported last month, Adams begged the Mexican government to halt the flow of migrants into his city during a trip to the country on Wednesday.
Adams and other Democrat leaders warned the migrant crisis could ruin New York, despite some still wishing for the city to maintain its “sanctuary” status.
The NYC Mayor’s trip was aimed at discouraging migrants from traveling to New York City.
Hundreds of illegal aliens have flooded the city after Texas Governor Greg Abbott shipped the migrants to “sanctuary cities.”
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Adams said illegal immigration “is not sustainable” and that NY residents would soon “see the visual of running out of room … people are going to be sleeping on our streets.”
But illegal aliens continue to flood the city.
Some told The Daily Mail they “don’t care” if New York City is crowded because they are resettling in the Big Apple anyway.
The New York Times recently detailed how the city continues to be the biggest destination for border crossers and illegal aliens.
It will cost the city $ 4.7 billion this year alone to house migrants – equal to the budget for the city’s entire sanitation, fire, and parks departments.
The US Department of Homeland Security recently dispatched a small team to New York City to determine how the federal government should respond.
So far, the government has promised the city $140 million to help, but the city has yet to receive any of that money.