NYC Mayor Eric Adams Says ‘We Need To Modify The Sanctuary City Law’

New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) has finally acknowledged that NYC’s “sanctuary city law” has exacerbated the city’s ongoing illegal immigration crisis, and has officially called for the law to be modified.

During a Monday night town hall meeting, Adams declared that the city’s far-left government needs to take action to change the “sanctuary city law” and allow officials to deport criminal illegal aliens who have been convicted of felonies or those who have committed violent acts. Of course, Adams began his comments by pushing for far-left policies such as providing work permits for illegal aliens to take American jobs — then proceeded to call for the bare minimum of deportations, just for illegal aliens who have committed serious crimes.

“I still don’t understand why the federal government [isn’t] allowing them to work. They need to have the right to work, like all of us that have come to this country have had the ability to do so. But those small numbers that have committed crimes, we need to modify the sanctuary city law that if you commit a felony or violent act we should be able to turn you over to ICE and have you deported,” Adams stated as the crowd applauded.
A clip of Adams’ comments was shared on X, formerly known as Twitter, by independent photographer Leeroy Johnson.

Johnson also shared another clip of Adams’ comments during the town hall meeting, where the leftist mayor admitted that his hands are tied legally when it comes to addressing the problems caused by illegal immigration in New York City.

“People tell me all the time, they see me on the street and they say, ‘Well Eric why don’t you stop the buses from coming in?’ It’s against the law, I can’t. ‘Why don’t you allow those who want to work – allow them to work?’ It’s against the law – the federal law – I can’t. ‘Why do you say you have to house everyone that [comes] in?’ Because that’s the law. ‘Why don’t you deport those who commit crimes and harm people that are not doing the right thing?’ It’s against the law, I can’t,” Adams said.

However, the mayor then claimed that he has handled the illegal immigration crisis better than any other city in the United States.

“So I am inheriting a national crisis that I have to resolve and we are resolving that crisis like no other city, folks,” he claimed. “Go Google other cities. You don’t see tent cities in New York. You don’t see children and families sleeping on the street in New York. This team here has managed the crisis each time they come.”

Meanwhile, New York City is objectively failing to properly address the illegal immigration crisis, as they haven’t even been able to find permanent solutions to the massive influx of illegal aliens — forcing schools to close to serve as shelters, filling up hotels and even shipping them to nearby suburbs despite protests from local residents.

There is little to no chance that the Democrat stronghold will ever pass a measure to allow officials to cooperate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in deporting criminal illegal aliens, and the city has continued to roll out the red carpet for every illegal alien who comes in — spending millions of taxpayer dollars helping people who should not be there rather than helping poor, struggling or homeless New Yorkers.

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