Eric Adams Delivers Surreal Presser, Declares 'Emergency' Over Illegal Immigration

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Sometimes, a Democrat does something so brazen and hypocritical that all you can do is shake your head in disbelief. That was New York Mayor Eric Adams on Friday.


As RedState has reported, border states like Texas and Arizona, overwhelmed but the ongoing illegal immigration crisis, have begun to bus border crossers to so-proclaimed “sanctuary cities” in an attempt to share the load. That has led to abject hysteria from the left

You’d think a place like New York City, which has a population of 8.38 million people, would be able to take in a few thousand illegal immigrants without going crazy. You’d have thought wrong, though. Now, Adams is moving to declare an emergency while begging for federal assistance.

That may be the least self-aware statement I’ve ever seen, and that’s really saying something. Adams complains that “we have not asked for this,” noting that his city did not make an “agreement” to take on the “asylum seekers” showing up. Does he think McAllen, TX, or Yuma, AZ, signed agreements to have thousands of illegal immigrants per day enter their cities? I’m pretty sure the wealthiest city in the world can handle taking in a few thousand people over several months’ time.


Adams wants the federal government to come in and give him resources, though, while his party denies resources to border states that are being completely overwhelmed. Why? Because Democrats do not actually care about illegal immigrants. They want to virtue signal from their liberal enclaves while dumping the consequences of their policies on those who live thousands of miles away. It’s actually a very cruel way to treat illegal immigrants, using them as political pawns while wanting to take no responsibility for caring for them once they cross the border.

Besides, the internet is forever, and Adam’s raving hypocrisy on the matter won’t be easily forgotten.

If you are a Democrat who spent years bragging about your city (or state) being a sanctuary jurisdiction, you don’t get to whine and complain once others take you up on your offer. Well, I mean you can whine and complain, but don’t expect anyone to take you seriously. Adams asked for this and now he’s getting it good and hard. Rhetoric and policy choices have consequences.


Of course, Democrats will claim that all they meant by “sanctuary” was that they wouldn’t turn illegal immigrants over to ICE. But isn’t that incredibly immoral and manipulative? You tell people to come to your cities but once they get there, all you’ve got for them is a promise to not call the federal government? That doesn’t sound very “progressive” to me.

While many on the right were fawning over Adams supposedly being a “moderate,” I was trying to warn people that he was going to be as big of a disaster as Bill de Blasio was. Never trust a Democrat to be sane. They don’t have it in them.


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