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New York City Mayor Eric Adams seems to have changed his mind just because the “crisis” has now knocked on his doors. A year ago he proudly said that the city he leads will continue to be a “sanctuary” for migrants; however, a year later he declares an emergency and desperately demands for help from the federal government.
Adams, in a speech at City Hall this Friday, Oct. 7, said the city was preparing to spend $1 billion to help paying for housing and services for illegal migrants who have arrived in the city.
“We need help, and we need it now,” Adams said.
Adams said the city has been overwhelmed by the approximately 17,000 migrants who have arrived since April. He announced that he expects as many as 100,000 to arrive.
“We Have not Asked for This:” Eric Adams
The city has set up 42 emergency shelters and enrolled 5,000 children in schools, but said the city urgently needed more help to provide services to immigrants.
Adams has criticized Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for not coordinating the arrival of migrants with his administration and called him on Friday to stop sending buses to New York and spread the load to other cities.
According to Adams, the sanctuary city, which should be willing to receive illegal migrants, is in crisis because of some 17,000 migrants who have arrived and now he tells Abbott to send them to other cities.
“New Yorkers are angry,” Mr. Adams said. “I am angry too. We have not asked for this.”
Sanctuary cities are those places that restrict local law enforcement from working with federal immigration agencies. They prevent the detention and deportation of migrants.
But the situation is that, for a little more than a year, the southern border of the country has been facing a serious immigration crisis where Texas alone receives at least 4,000 illegal migrants a day, causing a real crisis in that state and endangering national security. The crisis is such that the governors of Texas and Arizona decided to get Biden’s attention by sending busloads of migrants to cities that, like New York, are committed to protecting them.
Paradoxically, the desperate help that Admas is asking for is the same help that Abbott has been asking for since the beginning of the crisis without getting any response or solution to the situation. While New York has received some 17,000 migrants, Texas receives some 200,000 each month.
What NYC suffers is just a “trifle”
Texas Governor Greg Abbott dedicated a column to the mayor of New York City claiming that the Democratic mayor “likes to sloganeer” when it comes to open borders.
“What Adams is dealing with is a trifle of what small border towns grapple with daily. More than 2 million illegal immigrants have crossed the border in the past 11 months — many of them pouring into Texas towns with populations far fewer than 50,000,” he explained.
“Texas has been left to fend for itself. It’s the only state in history to build its own border wall. I have deployed the Texas National Guard and Texas Department of Public Safety to repel and arrest illegal immigrants and to seize weapons and deadly drugs like fentanyl that pour across our border. I have yet to receive a thank-you note from Adams for Texas law enforcement seizing enough fentanyl to kill every man, woman and child in the state of New York,” he said.
“Mayor Adams likes to sloganeer that ‘This is America’ and we need to start acting like it. Damn right! We are a nation of laws. It’s time to start enforcing them. Doing that would begin to restore the ‘humanity’ he is clamoring for,” the governor concluded in his public letter.
Sabrina Martín Rondon is a Venezuelan journalist. Her source is politics and economics. She is a specialist in corporate communications and is committed to the task of dismantling the supposed benefits of socialism // Sabrina Martín Rondon es periodista venezolana. Su fuente es la política y economía. Es especialista en comunicaciones corporativas y se ha comprometido con la tarea de desmontar las supuestas bondades del socialismo