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Mayor Adams says migrants may cost NYC $12 billion, demands Biden declare national emergency at the border
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Mayor Adams says migrants may cost NYC $12 billion, demands Biden declare national emergency at the border

New York City Mayor Eric Adams said that the city was running out of money and personnel to house tens of thousands of migrants and demanded that the federal government declare a national emergency.

Adams made his plea in a media briefing on Wednesday about the state of the city's finances and how the continuous influx of migrants is using up city services.

"So we continue to do an average of twenty-five hundred a week, five thousand every two weeks, ten thousand a month. You don't have to be a mathematician to understand what this is doing to our city," said Adams.

There are about 57,300 migrants in the city's care, and it is estimated that as many as 100,000 will need services by June 2025.

He said that the growing number of migrants might cost the city as much as $12 billion over the next three years.

Adams wants the federal government to reimburse the city for some of the massive costs from migrants, and he wants them to make it easier for migrants to gain legal employment so that the financial burden is lessened.

"The city is running out of money, appropriate space, and personnel," Adams said.

He added that the federal government needed a "decompression strategy" to ensure that migrants are spread out across the country fairly and equally.

Adams is having to fend off increasingly outraged residents who are protesting against migrants taking up city spaces and using up city services.

Activist Power Malu, who is helping organize migrants in NYC, told WABC-TV that providing housing for the homeless could help the migrant crisis.

"I think one of the solutions that's not being talking about is moving the unhoused community that have been hostages in the shelter system for years into dignified housing, and that will free up space," Malu said.

Some critics online noted that the comments from Adams appeared to prove Republicans right about Democrat politicians not taking the immigration crisis seriously until the problem was shipped to their doorsteps.

Here's more about Adams' comments:

NYC mayor says migrant crisis could cost $12 billionwww.youtube.com

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Carlos Garcia

Carlos Garcia

Staff Writer

Carlos Garcia is a staff writer for Blaze News. You can reach him at cgarcia@blazemedia.com.