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Adams refuses to blame Biden admin for migrant limit rise

Mayor Eric Adams on Tuesday refused to blame President Biden for the spate of migrants crossing the US southern border — despite a record 13,000 being shipped to New York City, many by the federal government and charity groups — during the crisis keeps escalating.

Adams claimed the influx of migrants busted into the Big Apple from US border states was just a “political stunt” pushed by GOP governors — and not because of the open borders policies being promoted by Democrats have advanced.

“No, I think what we’re seeing in the city is a political stunt,” Hizzoner said when asked how much responsibility the Biden administration has for the current migrant crisis.

Asked if the current administration should be doing more at the border to stem the flow of migrants, Adams again deflected blame from Biden: “I think it’s critical that we coordinate as a country to deal with asylum seekers.” and deal with migrants.”

New York Mayor Eric Adams.
Mayor Eric Adams refused to blame President Biden for the spate of migrants crossing the US southern border, instead calling the action a “political stunt.”
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A record 13,000 migrants have entered the Big Apple after crossing the southern border as numbers continue to rise, Adams said. About 9,500 of those migrants are currently in city shelters, he added.

The mayor has repeatedly blamed the continued influx of migrants for overwhelming the city’s protection system and pushing it to its “breaking point”.

Despite this, Adams agreed to take in migrants sent by his Democratic counterpart in El Paso, Texas — despite previously criticizing Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for a similar resettlement program.

Adams has also attacked GOP Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his recent move to ship nearly 50 migrants from Texas to Florida to Martha’s Vineyard last week.

A picture of migrants at the Migrant Welcome Center in El Paso.

Migrants from Venezuela arrived at the Migrant Welcome Center in El Paso, Texas.


An image of migrants getting off a bus at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in NYC.

Migrants were seen arriving at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in NYC.


Asylum-seeking migrants, mostly from Venezuela, are seen after crossing the Rio Bravo River to report to US Border Patrol agents and seek asylum in El Paso, Texas.

Migrants crossed the Rio Bravo River to seek asylum from US Border Patrol agents in El Paso, Texas.


“I mean, what was his reason for sending a planeload to Martha’s Vineyard, he just felt like he wanted to get on board with this horrible operation,” Adams said of DeSantis Tuesday.

“Right now, my focus is what’s causing a crisis in New York City, and the crisis that’s been caused in New York City comes from a governor who is stoking the crisis, and he did it on purpose,” he continued .

“My concern is not to try to understand national politics. My purpose is to address the crisis I have here, right here in New York City.”

Adam’s refusal to comment on whether Biden was responsible for repealing his predecessor’s “stay in Mexico” policy on asylum-seekers comes as the number of arrests of migrants under the current administration has increased, according to the latest data from the Customs and border protection has almost doubled.

President Biden speaks.
Despite the surge in migrants, the White House is still trying to repeal Title 42, the COVID health regulation enacted by former President Donald Trump in 2020.
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So far this fiscal year, border guards have reported more than 1.94 million encounters, up from 1.73 million encounters for all of 2021 and just over 458,000 in 2020.

Despite the surge in border crossings, the White House has repeatedly sought to repeal Title 42 — the COVID health regulation issued by former President Donald Trump in early 2020 to quickly send migrants back across the border without hearing their asylum claims.

A Trump-appointed federal judge in Louisiana blocked the government’s push to end the order earlier this year.

The administration in August quietly ended the Trump-era “stay in Mexico” immigration policy that required asylum seekers to enroll in the Migrant Protection Protocols program to force them to wait for their immigration hearings.

https://nypost.com/2022/09/20/adams-refuses-to-blame-biden-admin-for-migrant-border-surge/ Adams refuses to blame Biden admin for migrant limit rise

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