Warnings about the border crisis continue. New York Governor Kathy Hochul said that the border is "too open now," so she asked Congress to "set a limit" to have greater control over who enters the country.
"Well, we want them to have a limit on who can come across the border. It is too open right now. People coming from all over the world are finding their way through, simply saying they need asylum, and the majority of them seem to be ending up in the streets of New York and that is a real problem for New York City," said during an interview on the CBS program “Face the Nation.”
She added that there are "125,000 newly arrived individuals, and we are being taxed. We are always so proud of the fact that New York has the Statue of Liberty in our harbor- harbor. We are one of the most diverse places on earth because of our welcoming nature and our- it's in our DNA to welcome immigrants. But there has to be some limits in place. And Congress has to put more controls at the border."
Hochul, of the Democratic Party, used the interview to attack Republican congressmen for being the ones who "refuse to work with President Biden" to solve the border crisis:
Well, shame on Speaker McCarthy and the Republicans in Congress, including the nine from New York state who are complaining like crazy about the migrants, but refuse to work with President Biden and come up with a sensible border strategy. It can be done. This can be done in a bipartisan way, comprehensive immigration reform.
She first blamed the Biden administration
At first, the governor of New York did not blame Republicans for the immigration crisis, but rather the Biden administration. In late August, Hochul stated that "this crisis originated in the federal government and must be resolved with the federal government."
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One of the measures Hochul requested was the deployment of at least 150 members of the National Guard to help manage the immigration crisis in the state. Specifically, the Democrat's intention is for the additional members to help with case management to obtain work permits for asylum seekers.
New York immersed in immigration chaos
The self-proclaimed sanctuary city of New York is experiencing an unprecedented immigration crisis. This was reflected by the mayor, Eric Adams, who stated that the city receives about 10,000 immigrants a month. He has stated that he sees "no end" and that the crisis will “destroy New York City.”
Let me tell you something, New Yorkers. Never in my life have I had a problem that I did not see an ending to. I don't see an ending to this. This issue will destroy New York City. We're getting 10,000 migrants a month. Now we're getting people from all over the globe that have made their minds up that they're going to come through the southern part of the border and come to New York City.
NYC Mayor Eric Adams expIodes:
The migrants will “destroy New York City” and “everyone will be impacted” pic.twitter.com/R74LydILrR
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On another occasion, Adams pointed out that all state agencies must prepare for budget cuts that will start at 5% and could reach 15% in the coming months if the immigration crisis is not resolved.