New York City’s Democrat Mayor Eric Adams recently announced severe budget cuts as taxpayer funds are rediverted to manage the escalating illegal migrant crisis.
In response to Democrat President Joe Biden’s failed immigration policies, border state leaders have been busing illegal aliens to so-called “sanctuary” cities such as NYC, Chicago, and Washington D.C.
As Slay News reported, Adams announced that he’s been forced to issue major budget cuts to the city’s police force and education department to cover the costs of the influx of illegal border crossers.
Adams’ $4 billion budget cuts will freeze police hiring, dropping the number of NYPD officers to below 30,000, and will slash the city’s Education Department budget by more than $1 billion over the next two years, affecting school programs and libraries.
Unlike other Democrat mayors, however, Adams hasn’t been shy about pointing the blame at the Biden admin over the crisis.
Adams has been vocally blasting the Biden admin and accused the federal government of having “abandoned” the deep blue city.
On Monday, the mayor said that the budget cuts are a direct result of the Biden admin’s inaction on the border crisis, Politico reported.
“D.C. has abandoned us, and they need to be paying their cost to this national problem,” Adams told New Yorkers during a Brooklyn town hall.
“I tell people all the time when they stop me on the subway system, ‘Don’t yell at me, yell at D.C.,’” he added.
“We deserve better as a city.”
NYC has been inundated with illegal immigrants who were bused to the city after crossing the southern border over the past two years.
More than 130,000 illegal immigrants have overwhelmed city shelters since last year.
Yet, the influx shows no signs of stopping.
Adams warned last month that the surge is “not sustainable.”
The city currently takes in up to 4,000 migrants a week, up from 2,400 people, according to Adams.
Along with cuts to police and education spending, Big Apple officials confirmed Monday that they would look to cut “asylum-seeker” expenses by 20%.
The immigration crisis has come with a significant price tag for the city.
New York City is now projected to spend $12 billion providing food and shelter for illegal immigrants through the 2025 fiscal year, according to city officials.
Adams has repeatedly clashed with the Biden administration on the issue.
The mayor has called for the president and Homeland Security Secretary to provide assistance to New York City and do more to stop the flow of illegal immigration at the southern border.
“No city should be left to handle a national humanitarian crisis largely on its own, and without the significant and timely support we need from Washington, D.C. Today’s budget will be only the beginning,” Adams said when announcing the budget cuts last week.
The mayor has met with Biden administration officials multiple times to discuss the ongoing border crisis and its impact on New York City, but the talks have so far failed to move the federal government to take any significant steps on the issue.
Meanwhile, Adams has become a target of a federal investigation led by Biden’s Department of Justice (DOJ).
Last month, Adams was en route to D.C. to meet with the Biden administration once more.
However, he suddenly canceled his plans after being informed that the FBI was investigating his campaign.
Days later, Adams’ cell phones were confiscated by federal agents amid the probe into allegations that the mayor’s 2021 campaign conspired with the Turkish government.