New York Mayor Says City Is At “Breaking Point” With Migrant Surge: “In the last few months, we have experienced an unprecedented surge of asylum seekers arriving from the southern border”
New York City Mayor Eric Adams came clean Wednesday and revealed the city is at a “breaking point” because of a few thousand migrants sent north by Texas Governor Gregg Abbott.
Adams said: “In the last few months, we have experienced an unprecedented surge of asylum seekers arriving from the southern border.
“In this new and unforeseen reality, where we expect thousands more to arrive every week going forward, the city’s system is nearing its breaking point. As a result, the city’s prior practices, which never contemplated the bussing of thousands of people into New York City, must be reassessed.
“Since May, this administration, on its own, has safely and efficiently provided shelter, health care, education, and a host of other services to more than 11,000 people predominantly from Central and South America who are seeking a better life.
“While some may want to use these extraordinary circumstances as an opportunity to play an unproductive game of gotcha, we remain focused on supporting each of these individuals and families who need our city’s help.”
“It is interesting that they all are concerned about a few dozen or a few 100 migrants coming to their town and we get that many per hour and in almost every community across the border.
“So we’re dealing with this all the time, and I’m just helping out our local communities who are located on the border.
“Sanctuary city mayors complain they are overwhelmed by a few dozen migrants arriving on buses from Texas.
“It’s a fraction of what Texas faces on a daily basis.
“We will continue bussing migrants until Biden secures the border,” he said.
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