NYC Residents Brace for a Loss in City Services to Aide Illegal Immigrants

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Ryan DeBerardinis /

Democrat New York City Mayor Eric Adams is getting himself and the rest of the city ready for the huge changes headed for the city as a result of its self-designation as a sanctuary city. With 31,000 border crossers being bussed to NYC over the last few months, the city is seeing its already stretched-thin resources even more depleted.

As a result, Adams is demanding billion from the federal government so he can slide that money to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and hotel chains that have been taking in many of the illegals. Many of whom have been previously identified as supporters of his campaigns. This move is just another step in the liberal agenda to stack the deck for the next election and follows right along with their usual movements.

Speaking with PIX11 news, Adams took his plea for more money to the public. “We are communicating with the White House regularly. It’s unfair to everyday New Yorkers who are already dealing with their crises. We’re already dealing with the housing crisis; we’re dealing with so many crises. It is unfair to New Yorkers to carry this burden on their own.”

This is the same outcry that the people who live along the border have been making for decades, and why should they have to shoulder it on their own? Especially when places like Martha’s Vineyard, MA, Philadelphia, PA, and NYC have been virtue signaling by declaring themselves as sanctuary cities. When you make a plea that you will step up on your own, you take on the risk that someone will call your bluff and make you do what you claimed you would.

In a statement, Adams said, “Our shelter system is full, and we are nearly out of money, staff, and space… Truth be told, if corrective measures are not taken soon, we may very well be forced to cut or curtail programs New Yorkers rely on, and the pathway to house thousands more is uncertain. These are not choices we want to make, but they may become necessary, and I refuse to be forced to choose new arrivals over current New Yorkers. I’ll say it again — we need a plan, we need assistance, and we need it now.”

Being faced with a bit more of the realities of his liberal agenda has Adams highly frustrated with what this means for his constituents. He’s unable to make amends with the fact that you cannot prioritize illegals over legal citizens, or in his case “new arrivals over current New Yorkers.” Amazingly, this is the same argument the right side has had against illegal immigration for years. Instead, we press people to do things the right and the legal way.

Taking the legal path for immigration is not easy. It takes lots of time, money, and effort. While there are programs and special visas that can help expedite the process, they aren’t always a guaranteed pathway to citizenship. However, unlike racing across the border, it means these immigrants can breathe easily. They can walk down the street without fear of deportation.

Those who have lived along the border or among a high percentage of legal immigrants will tell you one simple truth; legal immigrants have little to no sympathy for the illegals crashing the border. While they feel for the situation back home, they find the ability to yell “amnesty” when caught to be a joke, and a slap in the face for all the hardship they had to endure to become an American. We owe it to them, as well as our fellow Americans to enforce the laws on the books.

As Title 42 looks to be ending soon, Adams is not looking forward to the thousands of new illegals he is bound to receive. He hopes that the funding will allow the NGOs to push the liberal agenda even more, but it’s likely to fail.