Mayor Eric Adams cancels southern border trip, citing 'safety concerns'

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Sunday, March 24, 2024
Mayor Adams cancels trip to southern border
Mayor Eric Adams has scrapped his planned trip to the southern border due to 'safety concerns.'

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Mayor Eric Adams has scrapped plans to join immigration leaders for a tour of the southern border on Sunday.

He was set to leave Saturday night to tour Brownsville and McAllen, Texas with national immigration leaders in an effort to get a handle on the asylum seekers crisis.

However, Adams' office says the U.S. State Department flagged some "safety concerns," which prompted them to put the trip on pause.

"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," said a City Hall Spokesperson. "We hope to continue our partnership with these nationally-recognized Latino leaders and organizations as we look for concrete solutions to resolve the crisis at the border."

About 180,000 migrants have come to the five boroughs in the last two years.


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