Eric Adams Suggests Modifying NYC’s Migrant Laws

As illegal immigrants continue pouring into New York, New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) recently suggested that officials should change migrant laws enacted because of the city’s sanctuary status.

Adams’ suggestion came during a town hall meeting. Independent photographer Leeroy Johnson shared a clip of the New York City mayor speaking during the event, where he appeared to downplay his migrant laws.

Although it is unclear why Adams began talking about the illegal immigration crisis in New York City, he urged the need to modify the “sanctuary city law” to allow officials to deport unlawful migrants who commit felony or violent acts.

“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,” Adams said.

“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,” the New York City mayor added, drawing raucous applause from the crowd.

Johnson posted another clip online showing Adams saying that he is limited legally for many of the questions surrounding the immigration crisis in his city. The Democratic mayor claimed New York City has handled the issue like “no other 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,” he said.

Since the spring of 2022, New York City has taken in more than 200,000 illegal immigrants, causing homelessness and crime to skyrocket in the Democrat-run city. Despite such a devastating issue, Adams recently announced a $53 million program funded by taxpayers to provide illegal immigrants with pre-paid debit cards, allowing them to purchase food.

Adams’ proposal comes after a group of illegal immigrants beat two officers of the New York Police Department (NYPD) in Times Square.