The export of migrants from several Red States to Big Blue Cities like New York, Boston and Chicago is cost the states and cities millions of dollars as the migrants languish there unable to LEGALLY work….
New York City Mayor Eric Adams has put the Biden admin on the spot by asking for BILLIONS more money to help the city provide , care and shelder to the influx of people….
The New York Governor is asking that Feds allow the migrants to be able to work…..
She and the NYC Mayorare NOT alone in their request for Federal help…..
The Red state Governr’s seem to found a way to INCREASE pressure on the President about immiogration an issue he’s already getting b eaten on even as the flows across the border did decline for a while…
Immigration has been, and continues to be, a problem that evades solutions…..
In a pronounced shift in tactics, Gov. Kathy Hochul of New York on Thursday forcefully urged President Biden to respond to the influx of migrants arriving in the state, underscoring the urgency of a situation that has vexed Democratic leaders for months.
Unlike Mayor Eric Adams of New York City, the governor has taken pains to avoid overtly criticizing the president’s response, choosing instead to communicate with Mr. Biden and his staff behind the scenes.
But the governor’s 10-minute address, live streamed from Albany, laid the blame directly at the door of the White House. She noted that the Biden administration has failed to respond to her call to expedite work permits for newcomers and turn more federal properties into emergency shelters, saying, “We’ve managed thus far without substantive support from Washington.”
“New York has shouldered this burden for far too long,” the governor, a Democrat, said in her most direct appeal to federal officials. “There does not appear to be a solution to this federal problem any time soon. This crisis originated with the federal government, and it must be resolved through the federal government.”
More than 100,000 migrants have traveled to New York City from the southern border over the past year, and more than half of them have taken refuge in the city’s shelters, straining the system. Though Ms. Hochul and Mr. Adams have sought to display a united front, the surge has led to disagreements between them over the response, some of which burst into public view in letters between state and city officials last week.
The crisis has also begun to prompt criticism of Mr. Biden by elected officials from his own party in states and cities where migrants have arrived en masse….
New Yorkers appear increasingly frustrated by the response from Democrats in power. A Siena College poll released this week found that 82 percent of voters believe the situation has become a “serious problem”; 56 percent also said New York has done enough and should move to slow the flow of migrants.
Tensions have even flared in the liberal stronghold of New York City, where some residents have protested emergency shelter sites in school gyms, soccer fields and underused government buildings in their neighborhoods. Even news this week that Floyd Bennett Field, a far-flung former airfield in southeast Brooklyn, would be used to house more than 2,000 migrants provoked pushback from Democratic legislators who represent the area.
With migrants continuing to arrive, Ms. Hochul, along with the mayor and some labor unions, has repeatedly reiterated the need to shift the government’s response away from shelters by fast-tracking work permits for migrants.
“Our quest continues to squarely tell the White House: Let them work,” Ms. Hochul said on Thursday.