New York City Democratic Mayor Eric Adams threw a barb at President Joe Biden on a local news station, accusing him of not doing enough to stem the flow of migrants from the southern border into places like New York and other major cities.
Speaking on a New York Fox News affiliate station, Adams responded “that is a good question” when asked where President Biden has been in dealing with the border crisis that has only worsened since the end of the Title 42 immigration policy last week.
“I think we should all be asking why is this happening to a city that was turning itself around and will continue to do so. This should not be happening to New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles and the other big northern cities, and really should not be happening to El Paso or Brownsville, Texas. No city should be carrying this burden. It’s a national problem, and it needs a national solution,” Adams exclaimed.
Mayor Adams has not shied away from criticizing a president from his own party, a position that other Democrats privately praise as angst grows over Biden’s reelection campaign.
After claiming that the president “failed” New York by mishandling the asylum-seeker crisis, the White House quietly removed Adams from its ambassador program run by elected officials dedicated to parroting the president’s message at the local level.
New York and other metropolitan areas controlled by Democrats have seen a large influx of migrants bused by Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, and other Republicans seeking to make a mockery of the party’s immigration flubs. Since taking office, President Biden has overseen a dramatic increase in illegal border crossings that declined to record lows under former President Donald Trump.
The end of Title 42, a Trump-era policy that allowed for the immediate deportation of migrants who crossed into the United States illegally, means that migrants will now be allowed to stay in the United States while their asylum cases are considered. Some status hearings have seen waits extending out as far as 2027.