New York City Mayor Eric Adams has torn into the migrant crisis crippling the Big Apple – which he warned will ‘destroy’ the city without urgent action.
Speaking to furious residents at a town hall meeting on Wednesday, he admitted he doesn’t see a solution to the problem as he slammed the lack of help from Joe Biden.
‘I don’t see an ending to this’
‘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,’ he conceded.
‘This issue will destroy New York City. Destroy New York City.’
The former top cop grew emotional as he talked about buses of migrants arriving on a near-daily basis, with over 10,000 arriving every month.
Upwards of 110,000 are littered across the metro, and Adams’ office has estimated the issue will cost New York City $12billion over three years.
‘The situation could soon reach boiling point’
Authorities are concerned that without an exit ramp, the situation could soon reach boiling point as furious protestors have clashed on the streets of the Five Boroughs while more migrants are left homeless by the limited space.
The migrant crisis has plagued Adams’ time as mayor since he took office in January 2022, and the former police officer warned Wednesday the problem is only getting worse.
‘We’re getting 10,000 migrants a month,’ he said.
‘Now we’re getting people from 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.’
The city has a legal obligation to give shelter to those who make their way to the metro, and Adams has desperately turned to a variety of city landmarks, makeshift shelters and temporary housing as short-term solutions.
Almost every decision he makes over the issue has caught the ire of New Yorkers, who slated the transformation of the historic Redbury and Roosevelt hotels into exclusive migrant shelters last month.