By: Jake Smith, Daily Caller News Foundation
New York City Mayor Eric Adams warned the surging migrant crisis “will destroy” the city that now takes in over 10,000 migrants a month during a town hall meeting Wednesday night.
Adams said he has received “no support” for the growing migrant crisis that he predicted would impact “every community” and “every service” in the city during Wednesday’s town hall. New York City is projected to spend $12 billion over the course of three years to address the crisis as the the Big Apple has cared for over 100,000 migrants with more on the way.
“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,” Adams said Wednesday. “This issue will destroy New York City. We’re getting 10,000 migrants a month. … people all over the globe have made their minds up that they’re going to come through the southern part of the border and come into New York City.”
“Every community in this city is going to be impacted. We have a $12 billion deficit that we’re going to have to cut – every service in this city is going to be impacted,” Adams said.
Adams had previously disagreed with Democratic New York Gov. Kathy Hochul that migrants shouldn’t be transported out of the city and into state suburbs after Hochul rejected a request that would’ve allowed the city to do so. The Biden administration cast blame on Hochul and Adams and outlined methods to address the crisis in a letter sent in August after both leaders requested more federal aid.
Adams cast the blame back outward and warned New Yorkers that the crisis would “come to your neighborhoods” during Wednesday’s town hall.
“As you asked me a question about migrants, tell me what role you played. How many of you organized to stop what they’re doing to us? How many of you were part of the movement to say, ‘We’re seeing what this mayor is trying to do and they’re destroying New York City,’” Adams asked. “It’s gonna come to your neighborhoods. All of us are going to be impacted by this.”
“The city we knew, we’re about to lose,” Adams said.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.