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NYC Mayor Adams warns migrant crisis will 'destroy' NYC, slams Biden admin for 'no support'

He further bemoaned Abbott's policy, calling him a "madman" and lamented that the federal government had ignored his pleas for aid.

Published: September 7, 2023 3:31pm

Updated: September 7, 2023 3:55pm

New York City Mayor Eric Adams this week tore into the federal government for not supporting the Big Apple amid a surge in migrant arrivals driven in part by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's policy of busing illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities.

Under Abbott's direction, Texas has bused countless migrants to myriad left-wing enclaves, including New York, which has received more than 110,000 migrants in the past year alone, according to the New York Post.

Appearing at an Upper West Side side town hall on Wednesday night, Adams lamented that the surge of new arrivals is likely to continue for the foreseeable future.

"I’m gonna tell you something, New Yorkers, never in my life have I had a problem that I didn’t see an ending to. I don’t see an ending to this," he said. "This issue will destroy New York City. Destroy New York City."

He further bemoaned Abbott's policy, calling him a "madman" and lamented that the federal government had ignored his pleas for aid. Texas, for its part, has only directly sent about 13,000 migrants to the city.

"Month after month I stood up and said this is gonna come to a neighborhood near you. Well, we’re here, we’re getting no support on this national crisis, and we’re receiving no support."

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, also on Wednesday, suggested that New York's inability to contend with the influx was the result of inaction by local authorities and preference for blaming others rather than seeking solutions.

"While New York Democrats complain that it's unfair for Biden’s open-border crisis to be New York’s problem, they’ve taken no action to actually solve the crisis," he said. "It has gotten so bad, even the leaders of Democratic strongholds like New York City and Massachusetts are throwing in the towel. They can’t handle the strain that the massive influx of people has had on their city and state."

More than 6 million migrants have illegally entered the United States under the Biden administration.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter.

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