New York City Mayor Eric Adams decided that in order to deal with his city’s migrant crisis he needed to go on a fact-finding mission to personally examine the root of the problem but he only further angered Gothamites.
With the Big Apple overflowing with the tens of thousands of indigent foreigners who have flocked to the deep blue sanctuary city in droves, the embattled Democrat announced that he was taking a trip to Latin America to get a better grasp on the flow of illegal aliens and to discourage them from coming to New York.
On Wednesday, Adams took to X, formerly known as Twitter where he posted a short video of himself onboard a plane in a turquoise shirt and sporting a New York Jets baseball cap to advise his citizens that he was on the way to Mexico.
Heading off on our asylum seeker fact finding mission in Mexico, Ecuador and Colombia.
This crisis didn’t start in New York City — but we’re stepping up to lead and develop solutions at the local, national and international levels. pic.twitter.com/FQckNNCB57
— Mayor Eric Adams (@NYCMayor) October 4, 2023
“We are pulling out now to head to Mexico to speak to leaders of the area and to really start the process of understanding the flow of migrants here to New York City and throughout the entire country,” he said, adding that the solution will need to be “local, national, and international.”
“I want to give the people of those areas a real story of what is happening in New York City,” he told the media prior to his departure.
Adams later posted updates once he arrived at his destination and laid out his agenda for his stay in Mexico City.
On the ground in Mexico City. Off to meetings with the Consul General and then to the sacred Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Can’t wait to get to work with our partners in the region. pic.twitter.com/NpRdYffepD
— Mayor Eric Adams (@NYCMayor) October 5, 2023
The Basílica of Our Lady of Guadalupe means so much to so many people around the globe, especially in New York City. I felt the power of faith and service it inspires firsthand. pic.twitter.com/0yPb0RUyCi
— Mayor Eric Adams (@NYCMayor) October 5, 2023
It’s understandable that Adams would want to flee the city considering the amount of flak that he’s been taking for the migrant crisis and, more recently, criticism over his lethargic response to the historic flooding as a result of a deluge from the remnants of Tropical Storm Ophelia.
Reactions to the mayor’s junket were decidedly hostile on social media with his Mexican “vacation” being blasted by New Yorkers who flooded social media with negative comments.
Your job is within NYC.
This is a waste of tax payer money.
This is a federal government @JoeBiden problem.
You should be on a train to DC
— Ty (@TyBSaunders) October 5, 2023
Glad to see New York City has solved all of its issues so you can vacation in LATAM.
— Doug Ross (@directorblue) October 5, 2023
Gotta get border security and a streamlined legal immigration process in DC champ.
You on the wrong flight.
— MajToure999 (@MajToure999) October 5, 2023
I’m glad you and your coalition are enjoying your paid vacation
A trip to Albany & DC would be less costly
Stopping NYC’s Right to Shelter for law breaking non citizens, demand Hochul end sanctuary status in NY and Biden to reinstate Trumps border policies and secure the border https://t.co/mji1BSsf3g
— Ms. G (@G__Tweets__) October 5, 2023
“Mayor we have major flooding and infrastructure issues.”
“South America VACAY!”
— (@txsalth2o) October 5, 2023
A 5 star hotel in Mexico City is exactly where the problem resides.
Thank you Mayor Adams for your sacrifice to get to the root of the problem here. I look forward to your triumphant return with the answers.
— Kev (@I98Kev) October 5, 2023
I feel like this is some sort of @TheBabylonBee spoof. Like, he can’t possibly be serious? Does he not have a firm understanding on what the term ‘sanctuary city’ means?
— Meg Brock (@MegEBrock) October 5, 2023
The crisis did not start in New York City, but New York City has a brand, taxpayer funded free stuff, which attracts unskilled migrants from all around the world, so now you get to pay the cost of maintaining that brand.
— 2B7C89526 ⚡️☠️ (@2B7C89526) October 5, 2023
@NYCMayor cannot even get his own party’s leader to listen to him, yet somehow he thinks he’ll get another country’s?
— Andrea E (@AAC0519) October 5, 2023
Hizzoner’s south of the border getaway comes as the unwelcome foreigners are arriving at an average of 600 per day, according to the New York Post.
In addition to Mexico, the mayor will also visit Ecuador and Columbia on his “vacation” to Latin America.
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