Big-city Democrats beg Biden for help amid mass migrant releases
Democratic leaders in cities up north are outraged about the number of migrants arriving in their "sanctuary cities."
New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser broke their silence this week to call on the Biden White House to help states and cities far away from the southern border respond to the influx of illegal immigrants who were released into the country and chose to travel to their cities.
“We do need help from the federal government, through FEMA, to assist us. This city was already dealing with a shelter population, and we’re going to need help to deal with this unprecedented surge,” Adams said on Thursday.
In recent weeks, Adams said he was aware of 2,800 people who had arrived in the city after being released at the southern border. Their arrival was affecting homeless shelters where facilities were short on space due to the influx.