NYC Mayor Eric Adams says city is ‘out of room,’ migrants will soon be ‘sleeping on the streets’

New York City is officially “out of room” according to Mayor Eric Adams who warned that residents would be seeing the “visual signs” of the migrant crisis before their eyes.

In his weekly question-and-answer session on Tuesday, the Democrat mayor told reporters that new tent shelters would have to be employed in the city’s ongoing effort to stanch the disastrous effects of the flow of illegal immigrants pouring into the Big Apple.

“I don’t know how to get this any clearer. When you are out of room that means you are out of room,” Adams said.

“I want to be clear, the visual signs of this crisis in this city, people are going to start to see it,” Adams warned.

“We are out of room, and it’s not if people will be sleeping on the streets, it’s when. We are at full capacity,” he said, adding that “this is going to hurt and it’s not going to be pretty.”

The Democrat argued that the situation needs to be “managed” so that if and when the migrants in the so-called sanctuary city end up sleeping in the streets, “it is not a citywide visual state of chaos.”

“We have to sort of localize it as much as possible, we have to make sure people have some sort of restroom facilities, some type of shower network,” Adams told reporters.

“I have to manage it in a way that we don’t see what’s happening in other cites, where you’re seeing tent cities pop up all over the place,” Adams said. “We have to sort of localize it as much as possible. We have to make sure that people have some type of restroom facilities, some type of shower. This is brand new. I’ve been having a series of meetings with those who manage this in other countries on how do you not deal with the sanitary issues that comes with it.”

The mayor admitted that “outdoor spaces” would soon need to be considered but did not confirm whether he was talking about large tent structures to house the more than 60,000 migrants currently overburdening the city’s shelter system which also has to provide services to the countless thousands of homeless in the city.

“We’re going to have to find large spaces and try to create a controlled environment to the best of our ability,” Adams said. “Outdoor spaces, whatever space we can find. You know, when you run out of space whatever space we can find, we’re going to use and we’re going to do it as humane as possible.”

“We’re finding out what are our options. Believe it or not, tents are costly. Everything is costly. What we are dealing with right now is a depletion of resources that is going to threaten our ability to provide the basic services to New Yorkers. And I can’t allow that to happen,” the mayor explained.

It seems New Yorkers agree with the mayor’s assessment that the influx of migrants will destroy the city, as a new Siena College poll found that 58% of those polled feel the same way and 84% feel the migrant crisis is a serious problem.

“This issue will destroy New York City,” Adams had said during a town hall in September. “We’re getting 10,000 migrants a month. Now, again, people from all over the globe have made their minds up that they’re going to come through the southern part of the border and come into New York City.”

The comments by Adams came just days after the city’s fire department cited hazardous conditions and closed down more than a half-dozen emergency shelters.

Frieda Powers

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