Recently, New York City Mayor Eric Adams sat down with New York PIX11’s “PIX11 News at 5,” where the Democrat discussed the recent attack on two police officers perpetrated by several illegal immigrants. Adams suggested that, in light of the violent attack, laws regarding the deportation of illegal immigrants should be reviewed.
The mayor affirmed that law and order would be maintained in the city where the perpetrators would be found and held accountable. Adams argued that New York City would be the “safest big city” in the country. Co-host Kori Chambers questioned Adams, “[W]hat should New Yorkers make of the fact that most of the people involved in this attack are migrants?”
Adams responded by calling out the Biden administration, emphasizing that the entire burden of the migrant crisis should not be placed on localities. “Well, listen, I’ve been saying this over and over again, the national government must do its job. This is not a responsibility that should be placed in the lap of all of these big cities. We’re seeing what’s taking place in Chicago and Denver and Boston. All across our country, big cities are having to do the national government’s job,” he said.
The Democrat mayor further emphasized that migrants who refuse to obey U.S. law should be held accountable for their actions. However, Adams pointed out that there are some laws beyond their control which prevent the city from taking punitive action, such as deportation.
“And those migrants who are here because they want to be part of the American Dream, that’s — we say yes to that. But those who are breaking our laws, we need to reexamine the laws that don’t allow us to deport them, because they’re doing violent acts. We cannot create an atmosphere where you’re going to bring violence into our city. But the overwhelming number of migrants and asylum seekers are waiting to have work authorization or their determination, and we need to be clear on that,” he added.
Despite Adams’ claim that those who allegedly committed the assault would be brought to justice, reports indicate that four migrants accused of the attack were arrested, released, and are now heading for California.
According to investigators, four of seven men arrested over the incident were staying in a New York City shelter under false names. Reportedly, they were released from custody and given a bus ticket to California by a faith-based charity. A source inside law enforcement claimed, “We have no legal authority to chase them or attempt to stop them” due to the Manhattan district attorney not requesting bail.
“We have to assume they intend to return to court, which, given the circumstances around their departure, seems unlikely,” the source said. “The overwhelming number of immigrants, migrants, asylum-seekers, they want to be here and do what’s right. Those violent ones, we need to immediately have them removed from our city,” Mayor Adams continued. “Get them all and send them back,” New York Gov. Kathy Hochul stated. “You don’t touch our police officers. You don’t touch anyone.”
"*" indicates required fields