New York Mayor Eric Adams has completed his fact-finding mission on migrants after spending a day in El Paso. Adams flew to Texas on Saturday and returned home on Sunday.
Last week, he released his stance on the migrant crisis that is overwhelming his city and blowing his budget. The mayor previously stated supporting migrants will cost $2 billion.
Mayor Adams wrote:
We are now seeing more people arrive than we have ever seen — averaging over 400 people each day this last week, with 835 asylum seekers arriving on one single day alone, the largest single day arrival we’ve seen to date. All this is pushing New York City to the brink.
The mayor has opened 74 emergency shelters as the city has supported approximately 40,000 migrants.
Next week, Mayor Adams plans to attend the United States Conference of Mayors and bring this up the issue with other city leaders. Other cities such as Washington, D.C., Chicago, and Philadelphia have had migrants bussed from Texas.
Mayor Adams said:
“I knew it was time for me, not to try to handle this problem from the city, but to come in to interact with the mayors across the country. This has fallen on our cities. And I am now going to coordinate my mayors across the entire country to say: How do we respond to this directly?”
During his visit to El Paso, Mayor Adams said this was a national crisis during his visit with El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser.
Here is a clip from the mayor's visit to El Paso:
Do you think Mayor Adams' trip was worth it?
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