NYC Mayor Adams receives praise from unlikely GOP ally for comments on migrant crisis

Posted 16 days ago


Republican Miami Mayor Francis Suarez on Sunday offered praise of a prominent Democrat mayor, saying he was happy that the Democrat was "standing up and talking about" how the migrant crisis was impacting his city.

"I'm actually quite proud of Mayor [Eric] Adams from New York for standing up and talking about how this is impacting the city of New York," Suarez said during an interview on CBS' "Face the Nation."

"He has to focus on crime reduction, and instead you see images of police officers helping people in the classic Roosevelt Hotel find housing," he continued. "These officers should be, and you want them to be, focused on reducing crime, and instead, have to deal with this migrant crisis that as you've said should be a federal issue."

Adams appeared on the same Sunday morning show and said that migrants from the U. S.-Mexico border should be sent to every city "throughout the entire country."

"We have 108,000 cities, villages, towns. If everyone takes a small portion of that, and if it's coordinated at the border, to ensure that those who are coming here to this country in a lawful manner is actually moved throughout the entire country, it is not a burden on one city," Adams said. "And the numbers need to be clear. We received over 70,000 migrant asylum seekers in our city, 42,000 are still in our care. If this is properly handled at the border level, this issue can be resolved while we finally get Congress, particularly the Republican Party, to deal with a comprehensive immigration policy."

Suarez also weighed in on the migrant crisis by expressing frustration about the federal government not helping Miami.... (Read more)