As the United States faces its largest immigration crisis in decades, New York City finds itself standing at the center of the storm. With an ever-growing number of immigrants, refugees, and asylum-seekers flooding into the city, the New York government is desperate for help from President Joe Biden in tackling the problem before the city finds itself overwhelmed and destroyed.
Mayor Adams pointed to the huge numbers of Venezuelan migrants that have arrived in New York over the past year, as well as more recent influxes from Ecuador, Colombia and México, creating a $12 billion deficit for the city. He emphasized the fact that services that New Yorkers take for granted—including aid and healthcare—will be severely impacted by the presence of these migrants.
“Every service in this city is going to be affected. The city as we know it is about to disappear,” said Mayor Adams
In the past months, Mayor Adams noted, the influx of immigrants has led to parties and other revelry in high-profile locations throughout the city, earning the ire of those already living in the area. The mayor of New York City has publicly called on President Joe Biden to take action on the issue that has grown out of control. Governor Greg Abbott of Texas has come under fire from Adams and other Democrats for his attempts to send buses of undocumented immigrants from Venezuela, Ecuador, and Colombia, but Abbott has rejected accusations of irresponsibility and insisted that he is working to “deter illegal crossings.”
The situation is becoming ever more dire for New York City, a place once proud of the grand diversity of its population. In his plea for aid from the President of the United States, Mayor Adams cautioned President Biden on the dangers of the current situation and urged him to take decisive action soon. Otherwise, the city which is known as the capital of the world may be headed for destruction.