Rep. Malliotakis Slams Adams For ‘Crying’ Over NYC Migrant Crisis

Rep. Malliotakis Slams Adams For ‘Crying’ Over NYC Migrant Crisis

September 11, 2023

In an interview with Breitbart News, Republican congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis slammed New York City Mayor Eric Adams for “crying” about his city’s immigration crisis while he has been the one “incentivizing” migrants to choose New York.

Referring to a recent viral clip of Adams declaring that illegal immigration at its current pace “will destroy New York City” and warning New Yorkers that migrants will “come to your neighborhoods,” Malliotakis dismissed him for acting “like he did not exacerbate this problem — which he certainly has done,”

She then noted three ways to end the current crisis.

First, President Biden — who “created this crisis” after he “came into office and decided to dismantle the policies of President Trump that were working in stemming the flow simply because it was President Trump’s policy” — could “end it today by just admitting he was wrong” and undoing his executive orders “that allow for our borders to be completely open.”

Second, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) can “pass our border security aspects — that’s the bill, H.R. 2, that we [Republicans] passed in May,” which “basically reinstates the policies of President Trump [and] gives Customs and Border Protection (CBP) the tools that they’ve been saying that they need to do their job,” she explained. “It [also] increases certain visas, so people can apply properly to come into the country, and it would really go a long way in resolving this crisis.”

Third, Adams can “stop misinterpreting New York City’s ‘Right to Shelter’ decree” which “was meant for citizens, not for citizens of other countries to stroll into New York,” she explained.

While Adams, from the start, “insisted that New York taxpayers had an obligation to house all these individuals,” Malliotakis explained that since the situation has “gotten out of control,” Adams is “crying” about it.

“He’s the one who continues to incentivize people to come to the city by allowing them to stay free in luxury hotel rooms, giving them free food, free lawyers, free services, health care, education,” she said. “He’s incentivizing people to choose New York.”

“There’s a reason why New York is experiencing this while a lot of other cities are not experiencing it to this extent,” she added. “Because the mayor continues to incentivize people to choose New York City by offering all these free services. So he’s responsible.”

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