New York City Feels the Heat of the Migrant Crisis: ‘Sacrificing America’s Children’s Safety’ by Packing Migrants in School Gyms
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New York City Mayor Eric Adams wanted to talk the talk by offering his city up as a sanctuary for migrants but didn’t want to walk the walk.
“We are carrying this entire burden. This national problem is being laid in the lap of New Yorkers,” Adams told the local Fox affiliate this week.
Isn’t he the one who invited them?
As migrants flood into the city, Adams is feeling the stress that border towns have been feeling for years.
With nowhere else to house the migrants, the city has resorted to packing school gyms and sending them to hotels north of the city, kicking out veterans and other hotel patrons.
“It is absolutely unacceptable that Governor Kathy Hochul, Mayor Eric Adams, and President Joe Biden are sacrificing America’s children’s safety and happiness to prioritize the needs of illegals,” Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-NY, told Fox News Digital.
“This is why Republicans passed the strongest border security package in our nation’s history.”
Democrat talking points now include putting the blame on House Republicans when in reality, it’s the open border policies of the Biden administration that got us into this mess.
In a recent interview, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said that the state is “helping [Adams] find places that will be welcoming.”
Unfortunately for New York City school children, some of those places include schools.
“I want to make sure the Democrats, Republicans, everyone understands the challenges we’re facing right now,” the governor added.
“Republicans in Congress, in charge of the House, have the ability to allocate more money. Why don’t you match what New York State did? Give us a billion dollars for New York,” she said.
“Help us with the money, help us with the work authorization. And then we’ll get through this much sooner.”
Just throw more money on the problem. That’ll fix it. That’s always the Democrat plan.
Representatives from New York are speaking out as Americans across the country are finally getting fed up with the reckless immigration policies of the Biden administration.
“The unmitigated disaster New York is now experiencing is a direct result of President Joe Biden’s open border agenda and Governor Kathy Hochul’s policies, which have made New York a magnet for illegal immigrants,” Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-NY, told Fox in a statement.
“It is outrageous that she now wants the American people to subsidize New York’s failed sanctuary city policies. New York City’s “right-to-shelter” policy, in particular, was never intended to be applied in this context.
“Upstate New York counties that stand for the rule of law should not be forced to pay the price for those that have embraced dangerous and illegal sanctuary city policies.”
“We are a compassionate nation, one with rules and laws that no one is above,” Rep. Nick LaLota, R-NY, a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, said in a statement.
“Those who entered the country illegally, or who are manipulating our asylum laws, should not displace law-abiding taxpayers from their government services. Veterans, the homeless, the mentally impaired, and other Americans in need deserve better.”
That’s exactly right. It’s America last with this administration. Hopefully, Democrat voters are waking up to that fact.