(TheConservativeNews.org) – New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) traveled to El Paso, Texas, on Monday to get a first-hand account of the record-breaking number of illegal immigrants arriving each month under President Joe Biden’s watch. He said New York City has “no more room” before suggesting that New Yorkers have an “obligation” to the world’s migrants to care for and foot the bill for their public services.
“We have no more room, but we’re still finding spaces and accommodation… that is our obligation and that is what’s morally right,” Adams said on Tuesday at a press conference.
“What we’re not going to do is to fail to acknowledge the burden this is having on New Yorkers… it is unfair,” Adams complained. “We’re going to continue to make sure that we don’t have families that are sleeping in the streets because we failed to accommodate them.”
Adams also called on the appointment of a “national czar” tasked with handling the influx of migrants across the southern border – even though that’s the same role Vice President Kamala Harris was tapped to fulfill nearly two years ago by the White House.
Hosting a question-and-answer session with reporters at City Hall Tuesday, Adams discussed a “decompression strategy,” which he explained would involve arranging or building spaces to move the approximately 40,000 asylum seekers who’ve arrived in the Big Apple from the southern border to suburban localities or other cities in upstate New York with more space to accommodate them.
“How do you not overburden one city? How do you spread out this obligation, this national obligation that we have? El Paso is a beautiful city,” Adams said, referring to his visit to Texas last week to see the border crisis firsthand. “Visually, it’s a beautiful place. The city was overrun. It was unbelievable how we undermined the foundation of that city as they’re grappling like many of us are with real problems.”
“And so there must be a national czar,” Adams continued, seemingly unaware Harris supposedly has that job. “I think it should be done through FEMA. We should treat this the same way we treat any major disaster or major crisis. That should be coordinating with the Border Patrol, coordinating with our cities, our states, to make sure that we as a country absorb this national issue. And that’s what I learned when I was on the ground there. The lack of coordination is really causing this to be hit by certain cities.”