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Mayor Eric Adams says Biden’s migrant crisis has ‘destroyed’ NYC

Mayor Eric Adams raged on Friday that the ongoing surge of migrants into the Big Apple has “destroyed” the city — as he delivered his most impassioned plea yet to the Biden administration for help dealing with the flow of immigrants into the city.

Hizzoner, who earlier this week blasted the White House for turning its back on NYC, sounded the alarm on the multi-billion-dollar cost to the Big Apple budget during a visit to Washington, DC on Friday, where he plans to press the administration for federal aid.

“𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝑐𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑖𝑠 𝑏𝑒𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑑𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑜𝑦𝑒𝑑 𝑏𝑦 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑚𝑖𝑔𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑐𝑟𝑖𝑠𝑖𝑠,” a distressed Adams said before his scheduled meeting, during a panel discussion hosted by the African American Mayors Association.

He also took aim at other elected Big Apple officials in his remarks, saying: “And none of my folks came to Washington DC to fight for the resources that’s going to undermine every agency in our city.”

The mayor’s fiery claims came ahead of a string of closed-door meetings with White House officials and Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Deanne Criswell, where he laid the migrant crisis on the table.

At one point on Friday afternoon, Biden dropped by as five mayors from the association were meeting in the White House’s Roosevelt Room – but Adams was absent.

Adams’ showing in DC comes after he ramped up his criticism of the Biden administration refusing to provide additional fiscal relief — even as the Big Apple stares down the barrel of a $4.3 billion crisis that has forced the city to house more than 56,000 migrants in over 100 taxpayer-funded shelters.

As recently as Wednesday, Adams took aim at Biden, as he accused the White House of abandoning the city and triggering “one of the largest humanitarian crises that this city has ever experienced.”

“𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒏𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒍 𝒈𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒏𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒉𝒂𝒔 𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒏𝒆𝒅 𝒊𝒕𝒔 𝒃𝒂𝒄𝒌 𝒐𝒏 𝑵𝒆𝒘 𝒀𝒐𝒓𝒌 𝑪𝒊𝒕𝒚,” Adams said. “Every service in this city is going to be impacted by the asylum seeker crisis.”

City Hall has applied for $654 million in FEMA grant money to plug the city’s budget hole, but a decision won’t be handed down until May 31. The city has spent $817 million between July 2022 and March, according to the Office of Budget and Management.

Hizzoner also recently ordered city agencies to slash $4 billion from their budgets over the next four years in order to pay for the massive humanitarian effort.

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by Anonymousreply 17May 24, 2023 9:56 AM

This ghetto cunt is also fixing to let landlords raise rents on stabilized units by up to16%.

Despise this asshole

by Anonymousreply 1April 22, 2023 12:59 PM

He’s a fucking idiot.

by Anonymousreply 2April 22, 2023 1:01 PM

The so called CRISIS is on purpose. They want OPEN BORDERS and this open borders policy started under the Reagan administration to suppress wages.

by Anonymousreply 3April 22, 2023 1:09 PM

Seems appropriate:

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by Anonymousreply 4April 22, 2023 1:13 PM

Thoughts and Prayers, Mayor.

by Anonymousreply 5April 22, 2023 1:58 PM

A Republican mayor would never criticize a Republican president, but would blame the entire crisis on the Democrats, That' s where the Dems have been eternally stupid; they just have no idea how to play politics.

by Anonymousreply 6April 22, 2023 2:00 PM

Braindead asshole. Previous mayors were merely clumsy or arrogant, but this one is legitimately retarded. He's the real-world version of 30 Rock's Tracy Jordan.

"I believe the moon doesn't exist. I believe you can catch a rainbow in your hat. I believe there are 39 letters in the White Alphabet!"

Tell him to send the bill to those cunts in Florida and Texas who keep busing migrants to NYC. Tell him to put them on a bus and send them right back to Houston and Jacksonville.

But he's too busy being illiterate, and too busy giving nonsense government jobs to relatives, to do any real thinking.

by Anonymousreply 7April 22, 2023 2:29 PM

But, he's a Democrat and black. That's all we need.

by Anonymousreply 8April 22, 2023 3:42 PM

You know we can read the quotes, OP? And I think this is a good thing. Places like NYC and other places have been relatively unaffected by the various “migrant crises,” but now they’ve got a front row seat. Perhaps the cries of New Yorkers will actually spur change!

by Anonymousreply 9April 22, 2023 3:47 PM

Wait, haven't governors in states like Texas and Florida been bussing immigrants to New York intentionally to create chaos? How is this all Biden's fault, when it's Republican governors doing the dirty work.

I think it was under Giuliani that New York was buying one-way tickets to send homeless people to cities in the south. Republicans are shameless and gutless when it comes to addressing issues around immigration, and they like to play dirty tricks.

by Anonymousreply 10April 22, 2023 4:06 PM

This migrant crisis is not going to end. Central America is a shithole. These people are desperate. And they have tons of kids.

by Anonymousreply 11May 8, 2023 6:49 PM

Tell that to the boarder states....

by Anonymousreply 12May 8, 2023 6:52 PM

Joe is allowing Title 42 restrictions to expire Thursday.

Democratic El Paso is planning to continue its taxi service to New York.

As thousands of migrants pour across the US border daily, El Paso says it is ready to start busing asylum seekers out — and New York is set to be a top destination.

The Texas city is straining under the weight of over 1,000 people daily handing themselves over to border agents, with its processing centers oversubscribed and migrants camping out on its streets.

To manage the crisis, city leaders say they have to take action to move along those who have been given papers and are in the US legally.

“If we start getting 5,000-10,000 people a day, they’re not coming to El Paso; they’re coming to the United States. Our job will be to continue to help our asylum-seekers get to their next destination,” Mayor Oscar Leeser explained Thursday.

“At this point, we’re preparing for the unknown,” he added.

“The unknown is we don’t know how many people are going to be here.”

As many as 13,000 migrants a day could cross the border when pandemic-era policy Title 42 ends, according to the state’s governor.

𝑬𝒍 𝑷𝒂𝒔𝒐 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒇𝒊𝒓𝒎𝒆𝒅 𝒔𝒂𝒊𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒘𝒆𝒆𝒌 𝒊𝒕 𝒉𝒂𝒔 𝒃𝒆𝒆𝒏 𝒈𝒓𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒇𝒆𝒅𝒆𝒓𝒂𝒍 𝒇𝒖𝒏𝒅𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒆𝒏𝒂𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝒊𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒓𝒕 𝒃𝒖𝒔𝒊𝒏𝒈 people out of town, and that it will ask migrants what destination they want to head to.

𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝑐𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑝𝑟𝑒𝑣𝑖𝑜𝑢𝑠𝑙𝑦 𝑏𝑢𝑠𝑒𝑑 10,000 𝑚𝑖𝑔𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑡𝑠 𝑡𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐵𝑖𝑔 𝐴𝑝𝑝𝑙𝑒 𝑖𝑛 2022, 𝑤ℎ𝑖𝑐ℎ 𝐿𝑒𝑒𝑠𝑒𝑟 𝑠𝑎𝑦𝑠 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑏𝑙𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑜𝑓 𝑚𝑎𝑦𝑜𝑟 𝐸𝑟𝑖𝑐 𝐴𝑑𝑎𝑚𝑠, 𝑤ℎ𝑜 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑛 𝑐𝑎𝑚𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑏𝑜𝑟𝑑𝑒𝑟 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑎 𝑡𝑜𝑢𝑟.

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by Anonymousreply 13May 8, 2023 7:09 PM

Sanctuary city.

by Anonymousreply 14May 9, 2023 2:09 AM

[quote] Sanctuary city.

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by Anonymousreply 15May 24, 2023 9:33 AM

Biden has been president for only three years and yet some people act like he's been president for thirty years with some of the things they blame him for existed long before he began his term.

by Anonymousreply 16May 24, 2023 9:53 AM

Eric Adams is not a Democrat. I don’t care what he calls himself.

by Anonymousreply 17May 24, 2023 9:56 AM
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