(TheRedWire.com) – New York City Mayor Eric Adams visited El Paso, Texas this past weekend to meet with other municipal leaders across the country in order to create a plan for handling the influx of migration.
Adams’s trip to El Paso was hosted by El Paso Mayor Oscar Leseer and was meant to act as a “fact-finding mission.” The two men noted during a press briefing on Sunday that they were looking to create a coalition with other mayors to push the federal government to make changes that are facing the pressures of the migrant crisis.
In the last year over 40,000, migrants have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border and made their way to New York City. This has led to many cities, like New York having to stretch their resources to deal with the overwhelming number of immigrants.
Adams said regarding this meeting that he had realized that it was no longer possible for him to try and handle the migration crisis in his city and that a coalition of other city mayors would help create the grounds to push for change in the handling of the migration crisis.
Following his trip to El Paso, Adams is going to head to Washington, D.C., in order to bring the issue up during the United States Conference of Mayors.
Adams added that this is not a local but rather a national crisis, which would make FEMA the ideal way of dealing with it. He continued on to say that FEMA would need to coordinate the efforts in order to assist with the influx of migrants and asylum seekers that have been entering the country.
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