Posted on September 7, 2023

Migrant Crisis Will ‘Destroy’ New York City, Mayor Says

Lauren Sforza, The Hill, September 7, 2023

New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) said Wednesday the migrant crisis “will destroy” the city, and he reiterated his call for more state and federal help to address soaring numbers.

“This issue will destroy New York City, destroy New York City. We’re getting 10,000 migrants a month. Now again, people from all over the globe have made their minds up that they’re going to come through the southern part of the border and come into New York City,” Adams said at a town hall Wednesday evening.

Adams has repeatedly called on the Biden administration and the New York state government to help the city navigate the migrant crisis. His office said Wednesday that more than 110,000 asylum-seekers have arrived in the city since spring 2022.