New York City Mayor Eric Adams has been criticized as he declared the country needs a national czar on migrants. But the mayor may be right.
“The city was overrun. It was unbelievable how we undermine 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.”
“We should treat this the same way we treat any major disaster or major crisis that should be coordinated with the Border Patrol, coordinated 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.”
He added about El Paso:
"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."
"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."
Mayor Adams said the country needs a national czar on migrants.
"And so there must be a national czar. I think it should be done through FEMA.”
The role Adams is referring to is the same job that President Joe Biden gave to Vice President Kamala Harris.
After looking at some ideas the vice president presented in the past on immigration, Adams may be right. The White House is looking at the big picture working with other countries as cities are up front right in the middle of the migrant crisis.
Vice President Harris wrote:
“The United States cannot do this work alone. Our Strategy is far-reaching—and focuses on our partnerships with other governments, international institutions, businesses, foundations, and civil society.”
You see, the White House is looking at the big picture. They are not in the details that cities such as El Paso, Texas, Yuma, Arizona, and other cities are dealing with. The same idea includes sanctuary cities such as New York City, Washington, D.C., Chicago, and Philadelphia, where migrants arrived after leaving border cities.
Do you think the White House needs a national czar to focus on cities supporting migrants?