Mayor Eric Adams of New York City recently criticized President Joe Biden’s policies on immigration, stating that they are causing a migrant crisis that is destroying the city. Speaking at an event hosted by the African American Mayors Association, Adams lamented the city’s “sanctuary city” policies that turn a blind eye to illegal immigration.
“Far-left New York City Mayor Eric Adams took a rare potshot at Joe Biden, a fellow Democrat, on Saturday that is likely to reverberate throughout the White House,” reports Breitbart News.
Adams went on to say that the crisis is not only causing financial problems for the city but also hurting its ability to function as a whole. He accused Democrats in the city of not doing enough to fight for resources to combat the issue.
“If you removed the $4.2 billion dollars that have been dropped into my city because of a mismanaged asylum seeker issue, you [would have] probably witnessed one of the greatest fiscal turnarounds in the history of New York City,” he said.
Adams’ criticism comes as Democrats are increasingly turning on Biden over his handling of the migrant crisis, which began soon after he took office. Last month, lawmakers in the House began moving toward impeaching Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for his refusal to effectively deal with the issue.
The crisis is not only hurting New York City but also other parts of the country. Republicans have been particularly critical of Biden’s policies, arguing that they have caused a dramatic increase in the cross-border smuggling of deadly fentanyl and other drugs.
“Do you not care? Do you not have just an ounce of human compassion for what your open border policy, the type of human depredations it is causing?” Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) asked Mayorkas during a hearing last week.
It remains to be seen whether Democrats will take any action to address the crisis, but with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle increasingly concerned, it is clear that the issue will continue to be a major point of contention in the coming months.