‘No more room at the inn’: NYC Mayor says bussed in immigrants are impacting quality of life for citizens

Talking points targeting conservatives fell apart Tuesday when New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) was forced to confront the realities of the border crisis after an unexpected governor joined in bussing illegal aliens.

The much-ballyhooed action of Republican Govs. Greg Abbott (Texas) and Ron DeSantis (Fla.), along with now-former Gov. Doug Ducey (Ariz.), to transport illegals out of their state has fomented endless outrage from the left. But the effort to treat this as cold-hearted partisanship was squelched by Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) when he called Adams Monday to inform hizzoner of his own planned bussing.

Speaking with WABC’s Sid Rosenberg of “Sid and Friends in the Morning,” Tuesday, the mayor addressed the call from Polis the day before as he lamented, “There’s no more room at the inn.”

“We received over 30,000 asylum seekers that are in need of not only shelter, but food, education for children, health care and some of the basic items that are needed,” Adams complained. “Now, we were notified yesterday that the governor of Colorado has now stated that they are going to be sending migrants to places like New York and Chicago.”

“This has really impacted on the quality of life in New York, and our ability to provide everyday long-term New Yorkers on the needs that they have during this difficult time,” he went on. “So this must be addressed.”

Though Adams once again contended, “This is just unfair for local governments to have to take on this national obligation. We’ve done our job. There’s no more room at the inn,” as previously reported, cushy digs complete with entertainment centers and “fluff-and-fold laundry” service had been set up at taxpayer expense for illegals in October and he had been on record stating, “Yes, New York City will remain a sanctuary city under an Adams administration.”

To continue supporting that end, Adams announced in December that he would be cutting half of the City Council’s $563 million discretionary fund to reappropriate for handling the influx of illegals.

Despite the pearl-clutching from Democrats over bussing being a Republican political stunt, Polis’ statement on the action made clear much the same that Abbott had said in that his state is not the intended final destination for these illegals. In fact, according to the press release, 70 percent of illegal immigrants showing up in Denver were not bound for Colorado.

Polis added his own thoughts to the release and said, “No one should play politics with the lives of migrants who came here to escape oppression, and in Colorado, we are honoring our values of treating people with dignity and respect.”

“We are simply carrying out our values of treating every human being with dignity and respect. Coloradans would expect nothing less from us to uphold our shared values to assist people fleeing oppression,” he continued. “The stories I’ve heard firsthand from migrants are heartbreaking and we are helping these individuals complete their long and arduous journey.”

Similar to Adams, Polis pointed to the federal government’s failure to adhere to their responsibility in securing the border, but did not go so far as to blame the policies of President Joe Biden when he said, “States and cities cannot continue to bear this burden alone and Congress needs to finally step up–we need an immediate route to work permits, and to finally enact better border security and immigration reform.”

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