New York City Mayor Eric Adams Cutting Aid to Illegal Aliens

On Wednesday, New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D-N.Y.) announced that he would be cutting funding for illegal aliens by at least 10%.

As the Daily Caller reports, the announcement marks a stunning reversal by the left-wing mayor, who initially supported New York’s sanctuary city status before the city became overrun by multiple tidal waves of illegals in recent years. Adams had already cut funding for illegals by 20%, and the latest cuts were made in the midst of other budget cuts and a hiring freeze that were initiated due to the city’s broader financial woes.

“We are far from out of the woods, but we’re showing that we can manage this crisis if we watch how we spend and we manage the spending that we’re seeing in the city,” said Adams. “When we inherited it, we were in an emergency state. Emergency conditions cost more money.”

“We’re now transitioning into a stabilized state. This is going to be here for a while. So by doing that, we can renegotiate contracts. We can look at long-term planning,” Adams continued. “We’re not using this as an emergency, although we’re in a crisis status. We’re treating it differently because the emergency still exists. But we are managing it differently.”

Despite the latest cuts, Adams is still moving forward with a $53 million plan to give illegals credit cards with funds already on them, a decision which has sparked outrage across the city.

Adams, like most other Democrats, initially welcomed illegals to New York in defiance of federal immigration laws. But when Republican officials like Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R-Texas) began sending busloads of illegals to New York in an effort to throw the worst effects of mass migration back into Democrats’ faces, the city became overwhelmed by the third-world hordes and soon ran out of space to house them. Crime, homelessness, and drug use have spiked in the city as a result, leading to Adams shifting his rhetoric and demanding stricter border enforcement by the Biden Administration.

Further backlash to Adams’ lax immigration policies came after a group of illegals were caught on camera savagely beating two New York City police officers in the street, with all of the suspects being released on bail due to the city’s soft-on-crime approach. Several of the suspects then tried to flee to California, but were arrested in Arizona and shipped back to New York to face charges.

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About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

Photo: NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 01: New York City Mayor Eric Adams attends as MSG Entertainment and Billy Joel make a special franchise announcement at Chase Square at Madison Square Garden on June 01, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)