Protestors on both sides of the emotionally heated immigration debate clashed and turned violent outside of New York City Eric Adams’ Gracie Mansion on Sunday. Mayor Eric Adams has experienced backlash from New York citizens for opening over 200 shelters across the five boroughs. Many hotels have been overtaken and streets are flooded with sleeping migrants as Adams tries to house the roughly 100,000 who have arrived in the Big Apple from the southern border.
One side argued “Americans first” while at one point during the protest, an opposing woman was arrested after she attempted to burn the American flag and stomped on it on the ground.
‘We don’t need this hate! We don’t need this f**king hate! That is not what this is supposed to represent but this is what they f**king make it,’ she cried.
Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa, also a former New York City mayoral candidate was one of the main protest speakers who espoused closing shelters and send migrants elsewhere to stop overrunning the city.
‘These migrants have jumped the queue,’ Sliwa said. ‘If I were a migrant and you gave me an opportunity to jump the queue and stay in a hotel, give me three square meals … basically give me more than homeless people born in America have or veterans who are down on their luck have – you’re damn right they’re gonna keep coming.’
Nobody is opposed to immigration, as long as it was done the right way,’ said Sliwa, who told DailyMail.com he’s planning on running for mayor again in 2025. ‘Quite a few people with us were immigrants themselves.’
‘He asked for this immigration problem, he goaded Abbott,’ he said. ‘But in the past few months he’s been saying “No mas, No mas” and he has no plan, other than to try and ship their problem to become everybody else’s problem in the state of New York.’
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“No city should be left to handle a national humanitarian crisis largely on its own, and without the significant and timely support we need from Washington, D.C., today’s budget will only be the beginning,” said New York City Democratic Mayor Eric Adams about his decision to make budget cuts as a result of the overwhelming migrant crisis.
However, those who will suffer from budget cuts to the city’s services to offset the cost of dealing with the ever-increasing number of migrants are those that are in place to make the city better.
“The cuts will see police freeze hiring and bring the total number of police officers below 30,000. It would further slash the education budget by $1 billion over two years and affect a litany of other agencies” reports Just The News.
Albeit, Adams admitted: “In all my time in government, this is probably one of the most painful exercises I’ve gone through.” More than 110,000 migrants have arrived in New York City over the past year, including roughly 13,000 sent from Texas by GOP Governor Greg Abbott as part of his ongoing bussing plan to send new arrivals to the U.S. to sanctuary cities.
However, similar to other leaders of sanctuary cities, Adams is unwilling to put his money where his mouth is. In September, Adams warned that the crisis would “destroy New York City” and begged the federal government to pay for his mess.
“I’m gonna tell you something, New Yorkers, never in my life have I had a problem that I didn’t see an ending to. I don’t see an ending to this,” Adams said at the time. “The federal government needs to do its job. We need the federal government, the Congress members, the Senate and the president to do their job: close the borders,” said Adams’ advisor Ingrid Lewis Martin insisted in early October. “And until you close the borders, you need to come on with a full-on decompression strategy where you can take all of our migrants and move them through our 50 states.”
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