Eric Adams’s changing record on immigrants in New York

In the 25 months since Eric Adams was sworn in as mayor of New York, the Democratic leader has been unceasingly vocal about the impact of immigrants arriving from the southern border.

More than 175,000 immigrants who crossed the border illegally and sought assistance from the NYC government have presented Adams with his greatest challenge in leadership and earned him lower approval ratings than even President Joe Biden28% to 40%, respectively.

Adams has blamed the city’s doomed budget and praised immigrants as essential workers, only later to complain about immigrants choosing to live in New York. He has landed on left-leaning groups’ naughty lists and came out against the Biden administration’s handling of the crisis, describing the city as a victim of poor federal
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