NYC Mayor Declares ‘Help is Not on its Way’ Amid Migrant Crisis

New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) stated that “help is not on its way” from the federal government.

Relaying his trip to Washington, D.C. to discuss the city’s migrant crisis, Adams told reporters, “I did not leave with optimism.”

“I left with the cold reality that help is not on the way in the immediate future. It is going to be, at this moment, it’s going to be up to New Yorkers and this administration to continue to navigate this challenge that we’re facing.”

As an attempt to handle the migrant crisis, Adams (D) announced budget cuts to the New York Police Department and the Department of Education.

“For months, we have warned New Yorkers about the challenging fiscal situation our city faces,” said Adams in a press release.

“To balance the budget as the law requires, every city agency dug into their own budget to find savings, with minimal disruption to services. And while we pulled it off this time, make no mistake: Migrant costs are going up, tax revenue growth is slowing, and COVID stimulus funding is drying up. No city should be left to handle a national humanitarian crisis largely on its own, and without the significant and timely support we need from Washington, D.C., today’s budget will be only the beginning.”

Adams previously said that illegal immigration will “destroy” New York City.

“Let me tell you something New Yorkers: Never in my life have I had a problem that I did not see an ending to. I don’t see an ending to this. I don’t see an ending to this. This issue will destroy New York City, destroy New York City. We’re getting 10,000 migrants a month,” he said during a town hall.