Democratic mayor becomes unlikely GOP ally in battle over Southern border


NEW YORK — Republicans just gained an unlikely ally in their attacks on the president’s immigration policies: the Democratic mayor of New York, for centuries a beacon to migrants seeking a new home in America.

GOP leaders lit up this month after hearing New York City Mayor Eric Adams say President Joe Biden had “failed” the city on immigration. New York, Adams said, “is being destroyed by the migrant crisis.”

“The dam finally broke last week when Mayor Adams rightly blamed the border and migrant crisis on President Biden,” said Republican Rep. Mike Lawler, the GOP freshman who ousted Democrats’ congressional campaign chief, Sean Patrick Maloney, in last year’s midterms.