New York City Mayor Eric Adams cancels border trip over Mexico safety concerns – Washington Examiner

New York City Mayor Eric Adams has canceled a weekend trip to the southern border over security concerns in Mexico.

Adams was scheduled to leave Saturday night and visit Brownsville and McCallen, Texas, two cities situated on the U.S.-Mexico border.

But Adams spokeswoman Amaris Cockfield said that the U.S. State Department flagged safety concerns at a planned stop in Mexico, causing the trip to be postponed, according to the Associated Press.

The Democrat, who has drawn national attention to New York City due to the high number of immigrants entering his city, was going to meet with U.S. immigration officials as his city struggles with the influx.

“As Lent draws to a close, our team was excited to stand with faith and humanitarian leaders who have dedicated their lives to serving the most needy among us and we were eager to discuss our work in New York City and explore new ways to collaborate with leaders in cities across the country,” Cockfield told the outlet.

Adams visited El Paso in January, and criticized the federal government’s response to illegal immigration.

In a visit to El Paso, Texas, in January, Adams offered up a blistering criticism of the federal government’s response to the increase of immigrants into U.S. cities far from the border. More than 180,000 migrants have entered New York City since spring 2022.