During a visit to the border city of El Paso, Texas, New York Mayor Eric Adams harshly criticized the federal government’s response to the influx of immigrants into American cities, saying “we need clear coordination.”
Adams said Sunday that cities where migrants arrive need help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
“Our cities are being undermined. And we don’t deserve this. Migrants do not deserve this. And people who live in cities don’t deserve this,” Adams said at the end of a weekend visit to El Paso. Adams said New York City has been overwhelmed. Since last spring, the city has received about 40,000 asylum seekers, and last week saw a record number of about 840 asylum seekers arriving in one day, according to Adams.
“New York can’t take any more. We can’t,” Adams said, adding that other cities can’t anymore either.