(TheProudRepublic.com) – In a new case of a high-profile leftist politician exposing the plight that Joe Biden’s illegal alien invasion has brought upon America, New York City’s Democrat Mayor Eric Adams has admitted that illegals are taking part in a “robbery pattern.”
Adams acknowledged this week the involvement of some recent illegal migrants in a series of robberies in the city.
During a press conference on Tuesday, Adams responded affirmatively to a reporter’s query about migrants engaging in criminal activities.
“Do I believe that there are some migrants who are committing crimes in the city? Yes. Yes,” he stated, cited by The Daily Wire.
However, Adams was quick to emphasize that the issue of crime in the city, including the rise in grand larceny auto, isn’t solely attributed to migrants.
“There are people who are committing crimes in all walks of life. It’s not just migrants and asylum seekers. I think that we have a number of migrants who have committed crimes. We have a number of non-migrants who are committing crimes,” the mayor explained.
“And so I do not want to walk away with anyone saying that the GLA [grand larceny auto] increase we saw in the city was just migrants. No, it’s not. It was long-term New Yorkers who committed GLAs also. But are there some crimes that migrants have committed? Yes, there are,” he added.
When pressed for data supporting his claims about migrants committing crimes, Adams referred to a specific incident.
“There was a robbery pattern, for instance. We identified that this was a robbery pattern, and there were some migrants that participated in that robbery pattern,” he said.
Since spring 2022, approximately 161,000 migrants, predominantly from Venezuela, have entered New York City. Roughly half of them are currently under the city’s care.
This influx has compelled the city to establish new shelters and make budget cuts across various city agencies, including the police, public schools, and sanitation departments, the report points out.
Adams has estimated that accommodating these migrants could cost the city up to $12 billion.
Both Adams and New York’s Democrat Governor Kathy Hochul have appealed to the Biden administration for federal aid to help manage the city’s burden.
In September, President Joe Biden extended work authorizations for migrants, a move that Hochul described as “the way out of the migrant crisis.” However, the approval process remains hindered by slow bureaucracy.