New York City Mayor Eric Adams is finding out just how tough it is to deal with an influx of illegal immigrants.
Adams declared a state of emergency on Friday, noting that the city is not equipped to handle the illegal immigrants coming from Texas.
Previously Adams had boasted about New York City’s status as a “sanctuary city.”
Now, though, he said the more than 17,000 “asylum-seekers” are straining the city’s resources.
NYC Mayor Eric Adams declared a state of emergency over the city’s migrant crisis, saying that the more than 17,000 asylum-seekers from Central America and South America are straining the city’s resources https://t.co/R90NZrqKcu pic.twitter.com/OGKUwU4szj
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Adams said the crisis isn’t one of the city’s own making but will affect everyone in the city.
“New Yorkers are angry,” he said. “I’m angry, too. We have not asked for this. There was never any agreement to take on the job of supporting thousands of asylum seekers.”
Eric Adams declares a state of emergency over NYC's immigrant crisis:
"We have not asked for this. There was never any agreement to take on the job of supporting thousands of asylum seekers."pic.twitter.com/3mOmtoTjCS
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