Washington, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik released a statement in response to New York City Mayor Eric Adams' outrageous announcement that his administration would be freezing police hires, closing public libraries, and slashing the city’s education budget by $1 billion over two years due to budget constraints caused by the city’s mismanagement of the Democrat-led illegal immigration crisis.

“We are seeing in real time the effects of extreme Far Left Democrat failed policies in New York City,” said Congresswoman Elise Stefanik. “Eric Adams is declaring loud and clear that American families come last when Democrats are in charge. In the midst of an unprecedented crime and border crisis in New York City, Eric Adams is choosing to slash the number of law enforcement officers to below 30,000 endangering American lives. Joe Biden, Kathy Hochul, and Eric Adams are responsible for incentivizing the raging illegal immigration crisis and now families across New York are paying the price. New York is not safe with Far Left Joe Biden, Kathy Hochul, and Eric Adams at the helm.”

On Thursday, Mayor Eric Adams announced that his administration would be making cuts across city agencies as it struggles to foot the rising costs of the illegal immigration crisis plaguing New York. New York Governor Kathy Hochul welcomed asylum seekers with open arms and pledged to house them in 2021. Over 110,000 asylum seekers have arrived in New York City since the spring of 2022 with over 10,000 arriving every month.