Adams Plans To Discourage Illegal Immigration To NYC On Latin America Trip

New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) is reportedly planning to personally tell potential illegal aliens not to come to his city during a trip to Latin America later this week.

Adams will be leaving for a four-day trip to Mexico, Columbia and Ecuador starting Wednesday. During the visit, he plans to deliver a message discouraging illegal immigration — but only for New York City, not the United States as a whole.

“We want to give people a true picture of what is here,” the Democrat mayor said during a Tuesday press briefing. “We are at capacity.”

Adams went on to explain that he would be broadcasting the message in radio and television interviews during his trip.

“We need to counteract those forms of communications that are basically saying ‘You come to the City of New York, you’re going to automatically have a job, you’re going to be in a five-star hotel,’” he said.

“It would be foolish for me to sit back and not try to stop this on a local, state, national, and international level,” Adams added.

This news comes as New York City has seen an influx of more than 117,000 illegal aliens over the past year — many of whom are being housed on New York taxpayers’ dime, overwhelming the city’s shelter system and forcing the city to open new facilities. In recent weeks, New York has seen roughly 600 illegal aliens arriving per day. New York City has already spent more than $1.2 billion on illegal aliens.

Amid the shortage of shelters for illegal aliens and homeless New York City residents, Adams has begun trying to suspend the city’s “Right To Shelter” laws that obligate them to provide shelter to anyone who wants it.

While speaking with reporters last month, the Democrat mayor declared that illegal immigration “will destroy New York City.

“We’re getting 10,000 migrants a month,” Adams continued at the time, adding: “Every community in this city is going to be impacted.”

Adams’ decision to deliver the message to potential illegal aliens in Latin America is not the first step he has taken to discourage new arrivals in New York City — as the city already began sending fliers to the southern border over the summer, warning illegal aliens to go elsewhere and informing them that there is “no guarantee” of shelter if they travel to New York.

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While Adams does not want illegal aliens to continue to flock to New York City, he is still expressing support for open borders.

In a statement on Tuesday responding to his chief advisor advocating for closing the southern border, Adams declared: “We believe the borders should remain open. That’s the official position of this city, but we have made it clear there should be a decompression strategy so that we could properly deal with the volume that’s coming into our city.”