After announcing major budget cuts to the city’s police force and Education Department last week, New York City Democratic Mayor Eric Adams blamed the federal government for leaving him with no choice but to strip money away from New Yorkers to deal with the illegal immigration crisis.
Adams’ $4 billion budget cuts will freeze police hiring, dropping the number of NYPD officers to below 30,000, and will slash the city’s Education Department budget by more than $1 billion over the next two years, affecting school programs and libraries. The mayor said Monday that the budget cuts are a direct result of the Biden administration’s inaction on the migrant crisis rocking New York, POLITICO reported.
“D.C. has abandoned us, and they need to be paying their cost to