New York City is under siege. The irresponsible policies of the Biden administration are pouring tens of thousands of illegal immigrants into the US each month, and the Big Apple is on the brink of collapse, swallowing a staggering 10,000 of them monthly. Streets are lined with these undocumented immigrants awaiting their free hotel rooms, courtesy of taxpayer dollars. The Biden’s so-called “discouragement” strategy pales in the face of what seems to be an unofficial open-door policy.
Heading off on our asylum seeker fact finding mission in Mexico, Ecuador and Colombia.
This crisis didn't start in New York City — but we're stepping up to lead and develop solutions at the local, national and international levels. pic.twitter.com/FQckNNCB57
— Mayor Eric Adams (@NYCMayor) October 4, 2023
Desperate times call for desperate measures. In an unprecedented move, Mayor Adams found himself in Mexico, urging potential border crossers to rethink their plans to swarm New York. “We are at capacity,” Adams urgently conveyed.
On the ground in Mexico City. Off to meetings with the Consul General and then to the sacred Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Can't wait to get to work with our partners in the region. pic.twitter.com/NpRdYffepD
— Mayor Eric Adams (@NYCMayor) October 5, 2023
Only a year ago, Adams touted New York’s “shelter state” status. Today, he’s sounding the alarm, fearful of the city’s impending downfall due to this uncontrolled influx.
With over 120,000 undocumented immigrants straining the city’s resources, Adams beseeched a judge to reconsider the “right to shelter” law. Initially intended for the city’s homeless, it’s now exploited in a crisis of this magnitude.
As the mayor said, New York is running out of hotel rooms, so what’s next? https://t.co/2JABfKEAX3
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 2, 2023
Governor Kathy Hochul echoed Adams’ concerns: “We have to get the word out, that when you come to New York, you’re not going to find hotel rooms. We’re at a limit.”
Seeking answers, Adams journeyed to Mexico City, hoping to comprehend the overwhelming migration patterns. Plans are set to visit Colombia and Ecuador. He seeks to communicate the real challenges faced by New York to prospective migrants.
The fiscal year 2023 alone saw a whopping 2 million border crossings, under Biden’s lax policies. These numbers only reflect those detained by Border Control before being dispersed across the nation. Courts are now overwhelmed with pending immigration cases, with court dates scheduled years ahead.
Ingrid Lewis-Martin, Adams’ adviser, sharply criticized the federal government’s inertia. “Close the borders,” she emphasized, advocating for a nationwide strategy to distribute migrants evenly among states.
To be very clear, and as @NYCMayor has said over and over again, of course this nation should continue to welcome immigrants — both those seeking asylum and those who are not. The U.S. will always do its part to be a country that takes in those seeking refuge from war, … 1/2 https://t.co/S0usKYNZoX
— Fabien Levy (@Fabien_Levy) October 1, 2023
Though Deputy Mayor for Communications, Fabien Levy, tried to dilute the urgency, emphasizing the city’s welcoming nature, the message was clear: the current flood is unsustainable. While Adams maintains the stance on keeping borders open, he’s pressing for a strategy to manage this tidal wave effectively.
In the words of Adams, “There should be a decompression strategy [so] that we can properly deal with the volumes that’s coming into our city.” The clock is ticking, and New York is sounding the alarm. Will the Biden administration listen?