“FEMA needs to step up. That’s their job,” he said.
Adams wouldn’t say if he’ll also seek to meet with Biden, 80, so he can make his case for the emergency funding, which the White House wouldn’t commit to granting when pressed by The Post earlier this month.
City Hall said Monday that its latest official tally showed that 40,200 migrants have arrived since the spring, with 26,900 housed in taxpayer-funded emergency shelters as of Sunday.
Also on Monday, Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-Staten Island/Brooklyn) blasted Adams for not directly blaming the migrant influx on Biden, a fellow Democrat, despite repeatedly calling it a “national problem.”
“The mayor is right in the sense that he’s saying this is a national crisis but he needs to say that is a national crisis created by Joe Biden,” Malliotakis told Fox News.
“Joe Biden put in place the policies via executive order that created this mess. This was not happening under President Trump. It was not happening under President Obama, and it has reached a record high.”
The White House has repeatedly refused to acknowledge a crisis at the southern border, which Biden visited for the first time as president last week during a brief, tightly controlled trip to El Paso.
Malliotakis also accused Adams of having “incentivized illegal immigration” through the generous benefits New York City hands out as a “sanctuary city” for illegal immigrants.
“You saw yesterday how people were saying they want to go to New York City with the mayor because they hear that New York City is housing the migrants, and they’re providing for their needs,” she said.