New York Mayor Seeks Deportation Of Felons

New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) called for the partial end of his city’s status as a sanctuary for illegal immigrants this week. The mayor’s call came as the city is struggling to handle the influx of almost 200,000 migrants in the past two years, which has sparked concerns over an increase in crime and budget strain.

Adams said that the existing sanctuary city statute, which causes New York not to work with federal law enforcement agencies regarding citizenship, must be changed. The mayor said that the rules should be adjusted so that migrants who commit a felony could be deported.

He said that “those small numbers that are committing crimes? We need to modify the sanctuary city law, so that if you commit a felony… we should be able to turn you over to ICE and have you deported.”

“It is a right to live in this city… and you should not be committing crimes in our city,” said the mayor.

It is unclear whether the city council will consider this request.

The news also came after a number of high-profile attacks by migrants, including on police. Earlier this year a mob of young illegal aliens attacked several New York Police Department (NYPD) officers in Times Square. The office of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D) received considerable criticism for releasing the suspects rather than holding them.

Several of the suspects attempted to flee to California and were later held.

Furthermore, a migrant minor allegedly shot a tourist, also in Times Square, and attempted to flee the city.

A brawl, also in Times Square, this weekend left a migrant youth stabbed and resulted in multiple arrests.

More recently, a security guard at a shelter for the migrants was allegedly attacked by two illegal aliens.

The NYPD has also registered an increase in officer injuries since the start of the migrant influx. A leader in the department also cited an increase in general crime due to the migrants.