President Joe Biden did not visit New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) during his trip to the United Nations this week. Biden’s planned visit also coincides with New York announcing that it was filled near capacity due to the current migrant crisis and that it was cutting the budget of city agencies by 5%.
Adams said Tuesday that “everybody knows where I am” when discussing Biden’s visit to the city. “I am hoping that he understands this beautiful city that’s the economic engine of the entire country is been saddled with $2 billion that we spent already, $5 billion we’re going to spend in this fiscal crisis, $12 billion in the next two budgetary cycles.”
“And so while he’s here, I think that they should really reflect on, New York City has done its part,” he said.
Biden was expected to be in the Big Apple from Monday to Wednesday.
Biden is expected to meet with New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) during his visit, although when asked about whether or not the two would discuss migrants, the governor said “we’ll see what the topic comes around to.”
New York has been struggling to handle the influx of more than 100,000 migrants since last year. The flow of illegal immigrants crossing the southern border has increased considerably since Biden announced the end of the Title 42 asylum program initiated under former President Donald Trump.
Adams has emerged as a critic of the Biden administration, accusing the White House of not doing enough to handle the migrant crisis. Both Adams and Hochul have called on Washington to offer financial support in handling the migrants.
In 12 days, we get as many illegal aliens at our southern border as New York calls a crisis.
If Eric Adams wants to end the border crisis, he’d give Joe Biden and Chuck Schumer a call. https://t.co/0xmJoL7dPA
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) September 19, 2023
The mayor also recently announced his belief that the ongoing migrant crisis “will destroy” his city.
“Let me tell you something New Yorkers: Never in my life have I had a problem that I did not see an ending to. I don’t see an ending to this,” he said.