New York City’s newly-elected Mayor Eric Adams, a Democrat, expressed deep concerns during a recent town hall meeting about the increasing influx of undocumented immigrants into the city, warning that the situation could potentially lead to the city’s destruction. Mayor Adams cited the significant challenges posed by the rising numbers of illegal immigrants and the strain it’s putting on the city’s resources.
Adams began by emphasizing his commitment to addressing problems facing the city, but he expressed a sense of urgency regarding the current immigration situation. He conveyed his worry, stating, “I don’t see an ending to this. I don’t see an ending to this,” he said. “This issue will destroy New York City. Destroy New York City. We’re getting 10,000 migrants a month. One time we were just getting Venezuela. Now we getting Ecuador. Now we getting Russian-speaking coming through Mexico. Now we’re getting western Africa. Now we getting people from all over the globe have made their minds up that they’re going to come through the southern part of the border and coming into New York City. And everyone is saying it’s New York City’s problem.”
The diversity of the immigrant population was highlighted by Adams, who mentioned that they were not solely from one region, but from various parts of the world, including Venezuela, Ecuador, Russian-speaking countries, and Western Africa. This demographic diversity has posed unique challenges for city officials as they grapple with the integration and provision of services for these new arrivals.
Mayor Adams went on to underscore the impact of this immigration wave on every community within the city. He stressed that the influx of undocumented immigrants was not limited to specific neighborhoods and called upon the community to come together to address the issue. He asked his constituents if they had organized to counter the situation and voiced concern that the problem would spread to affect all New Yorkers, regardless of their borough of residence.
“It’s gonna come to your neighborhoods. All of us are going to be impacted by this,” he continued. “I said it last year when we had 15,000. I’m telling you now with 110,000. The city we knew, we’re about to lose. And we’re all in this together. All of us. Staten Island is saying, ‘send them out to Manhattan,’ Manhattan is saying, ‘send them out to Queens,’ Queens is saying, ‘send them out to Brooklyn.’”
BREAKING: Mayor Adams basically conceding New York City is done because of illegal immigration and warns New Yorkers illegals will flood ALL neighborhoods. pic.twitter.com/Lj5E3BSvDX
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Addressing the potential inter-borough tensions, Adams noted that different boroughs had different perspectives on how to handle the issue. Staten Island, for instance, wanted to divert immigrants to Manhattan, while Manhattan looked to Queens, and Queens hoped to send them to Brooklyn. This situation highlighted the need for a coordinated and comprehensive approach to address the challenges posed by immigration.
After labeling shit hole NY a Sanctuary City, NY Mayor Eric Adams blames Trump Republicans for the flood of illegal aliens.
You can’t make this stuff up. pic.twitter.com/tuJvxOQFWz
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