NYC Adams' Border Epiphany Shows Sanctuary Laws Are a Disaster

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Dale L. Wilcox
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26 January 2023
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National News
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New York City Mayor Eric Adams made a trip to the southern border recently to bring attention to the needs of his city, which has been overwhelmed by illegal aliens. This episode has forced Adams to see the inescapable truth: sanctuary laws are a house of cards that cannot support the consequences of their lofty but highly flawed rhetoric. 

Adams warned that illegal immigration has pushed the Big Apple “to the brink,” and demanded more federal money and resources for the city. Like many other prominent liberals, Adams had long dismissed the border crisis, and has touted New York’s status as a sanctuary city. Now, Adams appears to have seen the light....

In recent months, Texas has bussed tens of thousands of illegal aliens to New York, and other big sanctuary cities, including Washington, D.C., Chicago, and Philadelphia. This has outraged leaders in those cities who have spent their careers promoting anti-border policies, and scoffing at the damage illegal immigration has done to the U.S....

"We’re pointing the finger … at our national government," Adams said during his border visit. "This is a national problem. We must have real immigration reform, and we must immediately have a short-term fix of making sure that the cost of this does not fall on our local cities."...

If Adams has had a genuine epiphany on the issue of illegal immigration, he has an opportunity to be a catalyst for positive change. A leading voice in his party, he could advocate for a border wall, asylum reform, and more deportations....


Adams is incorrect: we don't need "immigration reform", which is code for amnesty for illegal aliens. We need full enforcement of existing immigration laws.

But if immigration laws are enforced, the unending stream of future Democrat voters will be stopped. This puts Adams in a double bind: sacrifice his city for the good of the party, or sacrifice future Democrat voters for the good of the city.