“The Migrant Crisis Needs A Solution.”

Dr. Munr Kazmir
4 min readJan 21, 2023

Last week, New York City Mayor Eric Adams published a 6-point plan to address the growing humanitarian crisis at the border.

Group Station Manager Cherry Wiltshire and Bus Operator Alejandra Frino were guests as Mayor Eric Adams and the Downtown Alliance unveiled a sidewalk plaque in front of 250 Broadway on Thursday, Apr. 28, 2022, commemorating the July 7, 2021 parade for essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: Marc A. Hermann / MTA)

There is an old adage that what can’t go on forever has to end sometime.

The pandemic-era policy Title 42 must eventually end. When it does, the U.S. southern border — already a humanitarian nightmare of epic proportions — will devolve even further into chaos.

Drug trafficking, smuggling, and human trafficking are flourishing. Border communities are overwhelmed; even sanctuary cities are reaching a breaking point. Resources are being stretched thinner and thinner. Critics of the worsening situation at the border wonder how much longer this can go on.

Biden’s White House is fine with the chaos it created at the border,” observed Phil Boas for The Arizona Republic on December 23, 2022. “What’s the endgame?”

“We’ve known all year the border is a mess, yet at the end of the year we’re witnessing a crush of humanity at our southern doorstep that is so overwhelming that even Democratic mayors of border cities are declaring emergencies,” wrote Boas.

“What is the policy that drives this mass confusion, that seems disinterested as migrants overwhelm shelters from Yuma to El Paso?” he wondered.

Phil Boas isn’t the only one wondering.

In New York City, Mayor Eric Adams just became the most prominent Democratic Party voice calling on the Biden Administration to develop and implement a more cohesive, humane, and sustainable border policy.

The migrant crisis needs a solution,” Mayor Eric Adams wrote in an impassioned op-ed published by the Washington Post on January 18, 2023. “Fix it in these six steps.

“It isn’t often that the mayor of New York travels to El Paso,” began Mr. Adams. “But our cities are dealing with the same humanitarian crisis, about 2,000 miles apart: migrants pouring in from countries, many with failing governments, in Central and South America and the Caribbean. So I went down to the southern border this week to see for myself why this emergency has become so challenging.”

“What I found in El Paso was exactly what I feared,” Adams admitted frankly. “The national crisis has…