New York City Mayor Eric Adams is asking for the federal government’s aid over an increase of illegal immigrants in the Big Apple, utilizing the chance to take rhetorical shots at Texas and Arizona.
What Did The Mayor say?
Adams released a statement on Tuesday requiring “federal resources right away” to attend to the increase of migrants.
The declaration stated New York City has actually experienced a “sharp boost” of migrants heading to the city, with more than 2,800 getting in the city’s shelter system. By city law, people without a house are obliged to a bed supplied by the city.
Currently, New York City is experiencing a marked increase in the number of asylum seekers who are arriving from Latin America and other regions. In some instances, families are arriving on buses sent by the Texas and Arizona governments, while in other cases, it appears that individuals are being sent by the federal government.
In order to both meet the legal mandate as a right-to-shelter city and provide high-quality shelter and services for those who enter our system, New York City needs additional federal resources immediately.
Politico reported the variety of individuals oversleeping New York City homeless shelters has actually increased more than 3,000 individuals over the last 3 months, with most of that boost coming by the past 6 weeks.
How have Texas and Arizona responded?
Both states denied transporting migrants to New York City. However, they have been sending them to Washington, D.C.
“Mayor Adams needs to get his facts straight and pay closer attention to what’s really occurring because our nation’s security depends on it. The State of Arizona is providing voluntary transportation for asylum seekers only to Washington, D.C., not NY,” Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey responded.
“President Biden created the crisis at the border — he’s failed to respond to calls for action and refuses to even visit the border, so we’re bringing the issue a little closer to home for him,” he added. “The President’s policies have placed overwhelming burdens on Arizona communities. It’s convenient that these liberal mayors are finally speaking up on this humanitarian crisis once it affects their communities, even though our program does not charter to New York City.”
Meanwhile, Renae Eze, a spokesperson for Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R), described Adams’ claims as “baseless political accusations.”
“If these Democrat mayors are now that concerned about having migrants in their cities, they should call on President Biden to do his job and secure the border, instead of attacking Texas with baseless political accusations,” Eze said, according to Politico.
In response, a spokesman for the mayor’s office did not address the fact that Texas and Arizona disputed Adam’s claims, but instead said Abbott and Ducey “should have more compassion for those seeking asylum in this country.”
“If they need financial help, they should ask for it instead of heartlessly sending asylum seekers on their way with a one-way ticket,” the spokesman added, WNBC-TV reported.
H/T The Blaze