Mayor Adams needs to fight crime, not Texas Governor Abbott
Since his election, Mayor Adams has consistently focused on crime and the reasons for his deadly rise. He battled fellow Democrats on City Council and in Albany over their changes to bail laws and other measures that make the problem worse.
Still, with NYPD statistics showing he’s made only marginal progress, Adams’ attention seems to wander. By agreeing to take in thousands of migrants who have crossed the southern border seeking asylum and engaging in a fight with the governor of Texas, the mayor is looking the other way.
Simply put, he can’t be a mayor of law and order and also run a sanctuary city. Unchecked and unlimited immigration will further erode public safety and order, undermining any interest in his election.
Officials report that more than 3,000 people crossing the border illegally are already crammed into shelters in the city, with many more arriving. Most, if not all, likely arrived on secret flights the federal government has chartered as it disperses the unprecedented wave of people from Latin America and around the world allowed to enter the United States under the president’s tenure. Biden.
Fox News reported on Tuesday that U.S. officials said the total number of people crossing the Mexican border in the past 18 months exceeded 4 million, with 900,000 classed as “escapees,” meaning they escaped. to apprehension.
The others surrendered to the authorities, and many of them requested asylum. Under Biden’s ridiculous welcome policies and help from open borders activists, asylum seekers are registered, given a court date, travel voucher, food debit cards and are released in the country. Some also reportedly received cell phones.
The volume is beyond anything ever seen and the border states bear the greatest burden. Frustrated that Washington failed to stem the tide, Republican governors in Texas and Arizona decided they would spread the pain as well.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott said he wants Democratic-run cities to share in the pain in hopes they will persuade Biden to close the border.
To this end, Abbott sent some 6,100 migrants to Washington D.C., buses dropping off passengers at Union Station, leading Mayor Muriel Bowser to request assistance from the National Guard.
Earlier this month, the first bus from Texas arrived in New York. Others have followed and many more are to come.
“In addition to Washington, D.C., New York is the perfect destination for these migrants, who can benefit from the abundance of city services and housing that Mayor Eric Adams has boasted about in the sanctuary city,” Abbott said. last week.
Abbott is in a re-election fight and leads Beto O’Rourke by seven points in a recent poll. Sign how badly Adams interprets the situation, the mayor of New York has threatened to help his compatriot Dem O’Rourke.
“I’ve already called all my friends in Texas and told them how to vote. I’m seriously considering taking a busload of New Yorkers to Texas and doing some good ol’ door knocking because we have to. do . . . make him quit,” Adams said recently.
Does he really believe that Texans would reject Abbott because he sends a relative handful of uninvited migrants to New York? Politics is much more likely to be a political winner for Abbott.
Indeed, Abbott’s team viewed the mayor’s threat as “mission accomplished,” according to the Dallas Morning News. He noted that Republicans in Texas are happily seizing any chance to use high-tax, left-leaning states like New York and California as political foils.
Even former New York Governor David Paterson calls Abbott’s strategy “brilliant” politically. Democrat Paterson said, “Abbott did something to improve his political position. . . in a dramatic way.”
By the same standard, Adams might earn some political points among the Dems for accusing Abbott of lacking compassion, but ultimately his mayoralty and political future will rise or fall depending on the crime. With the city awash in guns, illegal drugs and retail theft reaching epidemic proportions, having thousands of migrants here, most of whom appear to be single adult men who are not allowed to work, does not seem be the recipe for success.
Battle without victory
Other migrants arrive with children at a time when the school system is already facing a barrage of criticism from parents about the poor quality of many schools.
It is also concerning that instead of being grateful, some of the newcomers and their advocates complain that their “human rights” are being violated by their treatment in New York.
To be fair, Adams asked Biden for financial help. “If we don’t get these urgently needed resources, we may struggle to provide the appropriate level of support our clients deserve, while facing challenges as we serve both a shelter population rapidly growing and new clients seeking asylum,” he said.
Meanwhile, City Hall could lease a high-end hotel in the Times Square area for migrants only, with accommodations far superior to shelters. The Post reports that Row NYC, formerly known as Milford Plaza, will be leased by the city for 600 migrants and their families.
While it’s unclear what the city would pay if the deal goes through, normal daily rates for one-bed rooms start at $414 while twin rooms start at $445.
Cost, while significant, isn’t the whole point and Adams should be wary of getting drawn into a no-win battle. On the one hand, Abbott is obviously correct that federal authorities are failing in their duty to control immigration and forcing cities and states to absorb so many people will create problems and defy political consensus for years to come.
On the other hand, the last thing New York needs is for its mayor to be distracted by anything that doesn’t lead to a reduction in crime. Adams has more than enough trouble on his plate without looking for more in Texas.
don raid dissing match
Reader George Molé takes stock of the raid on Donald Trump’s home. He writes: “Lost in speculation about what the FBI hoped to find was that the most important purpose, from the perspective of Trump’s enemies, was psychological.
“The raid was a move for power and dominance, a psy-op, intended to send the message that Trump will not receive the deference and respect traditionally given to a former president. Therefore, it really doesn’t hold that status, except in a narrow technical sense.
“We will go to his house to search his wife’s underwear when we please, his enemies said, and his impotence and that of his supporters will be clear.
“This is the ultimate humiliation of a political figure that the establishment wants to destroy. He will only be overcome when they finally raid his house and take him out in handcuffs, which I believe is in progress.
“On the positive side, nothing could motivate the brave people of America better to take back their country. If it’s not too late.