NYC Mayor Eric Adams Cancels Border Trip Citing ‘Safety Concerns’

New York City Mayor Eric Adams has canceled his trip to the southern border citing “safety concerns.” Adams had initially planned a visit to the Texas-Mexico border following an invitation from Sister Norma Pimentel, the executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande
Valley in San Juan.

“As Lent draws to a close, our team was excited to stand with faith and humanitarian leaders who have dedicated their lives to serving the most needy among us, and we were eager to discuss our work in New York City and explore new ways to collaborate with leaders in cities across the country,” Adam’s spokeswoman said in a statement.

“But due to safety concerns at one of the cities we were going to visit in Mexico flagged by the U.S. Department of State, we have decided to pause this visit at this time.”
The spokeswoman, however, did not provide further details on which city was deemed unsafe or the specific nature of the threats identified.

This cancellation is not Mayor Adams’ first retreat from engagements related to the migrant crisis. In an instance last November, Adams called off a meeting to discuss the migrant crisis with White House officials, a decision prompted by an unrelated FBI raid on his chief fundraiser’s home, probing into his 2021 mayoral campaign.

Adams did visit the border last January, where he emphasized the need for clearer coordination and support from national leaders in managing the arrival and distribution of illegal immigrants across the country.

“Our cities are being undermined. And we don’t deserve this. Migrants don’t deserve this. And the people who live in the cities don’t deserve this. We expect more from our national leaders to address this issue in a real way,” Adams said following his trip.

Just last month, Adams expressed concerns about rising crime in NYC from illegal immigrants. He called for a reevaluation of the city’s sanctuary policies, suggesting that local law enforcement should work with federal immigration officials to deport violent criminals.

These remarks followed an incident where illegal immigrants assaulted two NYPD officers and were subsequently released due to the city’s sanctuary policies.

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