Mayor Eric Adams deserves praise for calling out the Biden administration’s lack of financial support for New York and other cities as they deal with a massive influx of migrants, former Gov. David said Sunday. Paterson.
“Washington is what drives these mayors not to turn their backs on migrants, but Washington doesn’t give them any help, so I admire that Mayor Adams, you know, kind of lets them know he’s keeping the dots here,” Paterson said. said during an appearance on WABC Radio’s “The Cats Roundtable,” in reference to Hizzoner’s comments earlier this week.
Adams, who was visiting the US-Mexico border this weekend, said the migrant crisis could cost New York “between $1.5 billion and $2 billion”.
“The mayor presented his budget which would be $103 billion, and he talked about all the help we’ve given to migrants and pleaded with Washington that we need more money,” explained Paterson on Sunday.
Adams’ new budget proposed cuts to just about every city agency, disregarding the estimated cost of the ongoing migrant crisis.
City officials said the city is facing “a perfect storm of slowing revenues and rising costs.” They estimate that the number of migrants seeking refuge in New York will reach 100,000 this year.
On Friday, Adams called the situation “unsustainable” but refrained from calling Biden by name.
“This is a humanitarian crisis that began with violence and instability in South America, and it is being accelerated by American political dynamics,” he said.
“I think the problem is to do a national government decompression strategy to make sure that we can, we can make sure that these asylum seekers are spread across the country.”
New York Post