NYC Mayor Says City Is ‘Out Of Room’

New York City Mayor Eric Adams said in a recent interview that there was just no room left in his city and that if the influx of illegal immigrants did not end soon, people may be forced to sleep in the streets.

“Our hearts are endless, but our resources are not,” Adams told FOX 5 New York’s Rosanna Scotto. “It’s not like New York is not saying we are not a city of immigrants. We are. We have a rich history of immigrants, but we can’t take the global problem and it become our problem. That is unfair to New Yorkers, and is unfair to migrants.”

Adams sat down with Scotto as part of a Fox Nation special entitled “The Sanctuary Trap.”

Adams discussed many of the issues facing New York, but he eventually focused on the root of the problem. The city is out of space.

“We’re not just saying we’re out of room as a soundbite,” Adams said. “We’re out of room, literally. People are going to be eventually sleeping on the streets.”

Adams has been sounding the alarm on how the illegal immigrant crisis has affected his city but admitted during his interview with Scotto that there was nothing he could do to prevent people from entering New York City.

Scotto asked the mayor what it would take for him to “close the front door” and keep migrants from moving to New York City.

“The law states that we cannot notify ICE. I cannot break the law and enforce the law. I can’t deport,” Adams said, clearly frustrated. “I can’t stop people from coming in, repeated criminal behavior, I can’t report to ICE. for deportation. So there are certain things I can’t do.”

Adams has also pushed back against the federal government’s response to the illegal immigrant crisis. According to The Washington Examiner, In December Adams argued that major U.S. cities, like his, should not be responsible for handling national problems like immigration.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has been known to send illegal immigrants who cross into his state to sanctuary cities like New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington D.C. by bus. Adams is receiving the brunt of those and is struggling to keep up with the number of people entering his city.

“Right now, what do we do right now with 2,500 to 4000 people coming here a week, coming faster than leaving? That’s the question we need to answer,” Adams said.

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