NYC Mayor Begs Biden for Help Dealing with Influx of Migrants: ‘This Is a Real Burden on New Yorkers’

New York City’s Democrat Mayor Eric Adams is begging President Joe Biden for help in dealing with the influx of migrants that are arriving in his city from the Southern Border.

The mayor is calling on the federal government for help to deal with the crisis because, as Adams says, it’s a “real burden on New Yorkers.”

Adams told President Biden to send “additional federal resources immediately.”

“If we do not get these urgently needed resources, we may struggle to provide the proper level of support our clients deserve, while also facing challenges as we serve both a rapidly growing shelter population and new clients who are seeking asylum,” Adams warned in a message to Biden.

This is a real burden on New Yorkers as we’re trying to do the right thing.

“We already have an overburdened shelter system. So now we’re talking about food, clothing, school.

“This is going to impact our schools because we do not turn away individuals because they are undocumented.

“Translation services.

“There is just a whole host of things that this is going to produce.

“We need help.”

Texas’s Republican Governor Greg Abbott has sent nearly 5,000 illegal border-crossers to the northeast since April.

Adams said he is seeing migrants “arriving on buses sent by the Texas and Arizona governments” and “it appears that individuals are being sent by the federal government.”

According to The New York Post, the homeless living at the Bellevue men’s shelter in Manhattan are not happy with the influx:

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Another resident said, “They come every day since I’ve been here.”

“I said, ‘Where you coming from, amigo?’ They say Venezuela,” he said. “They really don’t speak English that much.”

Jeffrey Harris, 56, said he shared a room with three migrants, adding, “I can’t understand them. It’s just ‘How you doing?’ That’s it.”

“If we can’t take care of the homeless here, how can we take immigrants?” he fumed. “They get all the resources in the world, but the ones who are here and homeless seem like they are forgotten about.”

A resident who gave his name as Dereick P. and said he was a 70-year-old Vietnam War veteran, called the situation “a sad state of affairs.”

“I slept in jungles. I’ve slept in foxholes. But I won’t sleep on the streets in the United States of America,” he said.

“You gotta take care of the home first. This is our home first. I feel for the migrants but you gotta take care of the home first.”

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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