New York City’s mayor, Eric Adams, has been throwing political tantrums like a toddler to generate pressure on state and federal leaders to give the city more money to handle illegal aliens.
“Today, with approximately 10,000 asylum seekers still arriving each month, the city estimates this mounting crisis will cost taxpayers $12 billion over three fiscal years,” Adams said Saturday.
Adams added that amount will continue to grow without federal and state intervention and support.
Earlier last week, the Big Apple’s mayor said continued increases in illegal aliens entering his sanctuary city could “destroy” it. He alluded to Gov. Greg Abbott’s initiative that has bused about 13,000 illegal aliens to NYC.
The Texas governor provided the breakdown of illegal aliens bussed to sanctuary cities in a September 5 X post. His effort to force blue states to share the Texas burden generated from illegal aliens appears to be working.
“We turned this city around in 20 months and then what happened?” asked Adams.
“It started with a madman down in Texas who decided he wanted to bus people up to New York City: 110,000 migrants we have to feed, clothe, house, educate the children, wash their laundry sheets, give them everything they need — healthcare.”
Fox News reporter Bill Melugin highlighted statistics that provide a broader perspective on the situation, comparing the numbers in New York City to those at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Melugin shared an X post from John Modlin, the chief patrol agent of the Tucson Sector that documented 10,700 apprehensions in his sector alone in just one week.
His agents also conducted 526 rescues, stopped nine human smuggling events and five narcotics events and seized five firearms at the U.S. border with Mexico during that week.
“NYC Mayor Eric Adams says NYC cannot handle 10,000 migrants per month,” remarked Melugin. “Border Patrol’s Tucson, AZ sector just had almost 11,000 in one week.”
“And that’s just one of nine sectors along the southern border,” continued the reporter. “Sanctuary cities get a tiny fraction of what’s coming across border.”
The post by Melugin garnered attention from various individuals, including entrepreneur Elon Musk, who simply responded with “Wow.”
Some commenters suggested sending even more migrants to New York while others counseled shutting down the border, The Daily Wire reported.
Adams, a Democrat, announced plans over the weekend to stabilize New York City’s finances in light of the costs associated with the increasing number of migrants.
He ordered all city agencies to reduce their budgets by 15% to help the city pay for providing sanctuary to its illegal aliens.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, in a CNN interview, acknowledged challenges of a “broken immigration system” but claimed the Biden administration “responded with a model approach that has proven to work.”