New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) said that Vice President Kamala Harris is too busy to lead the Biden administration's response to the border.
Adams shared the remarks during a press conference this week that advocated for the federal government to address transporting migrants across the nation to stop the burden on his city.
NYC Mayor Eric Adams: Kamala Harris Has ‘Too Much in Her Portfolio’ to Deal with Illegal Immigration https://t.co/s6c3739g9Y
— Zoe Poulin (@ZoePoulin4) March 9, 2023
"One person we should be looking at, it is often stated that it's the role of the VP. That's too much in her portfolio to be focused on just doing that decompression strategy," Adams said.
"We need real immigration reform. This is a real problem that we have to address. We need real immigration reform. What the president is going to do with families, that is the role of the White House. That is not something that I'm responsible for saying," he added.
The Mayor released yesterday "The Road Forward: Blueprint to Address New York City's Response to the Asylum Seeker Crisis," outlining the next phase of the city’s response to the surge of asylum seekers arriving in the five boroughs since last spring.https://t.co/weNCWi4MIH
— Furman Center (@FurmanCenterNYU) March 8, 2023
"Also at the press conference, Adams revealed that some 13,000 migrant children have been added to New York City's school system in a move that has surely overwhelmed particular neighborhoods and their resources," Breitbart News reported.
"The latest cost estimates suggest that New Yorkers are being charged about $5 million every day to care for, house, and educate newly-arrived border crossers and illegal aliens," it added.
The migrant toll on New York City has been massive but the problem is not to be blamed on busing from Texas.
Instead, the city faces a tiny number of the millions of illegal immigrants who have crossed the southern border and overwhelmed border states.
The Biden administration should not be focused on spreading out migrants across the nation but must instead increase protection at the border.
The matter is important to the nation's national security as the current numbers reveal a system too burdened to adequately vet those entering the U.S.