The lead person on making noise about this IS Democratic New York City Mayor Eric Adams….
He isn’t alone in unhappiness which has made the Mayor of the BIGGEST Democratic city persona non-gradous to the Democratic Biden admin gearing up for a campiagn for a second term
Washington, DC, Chicago, Philadelphia, Denver and Los Angeles also have the problem of having to cope with Legal migrants shipped to them from Florida , Texas and others states….
Images of hordes of people being housed in makeshift location and the cost ‘s….
Over a Billion Dollars and rising ARE problems….
Biden IS gonna HAVE TO move on this by next years campaign, in earnest, least he have Republicans being joined by Democrats in pointing to the problem and its displeasure to voters….
These are LEGAL migrants….
Mayor Adams and other want the Feds to allow thgese people to seek jobs without worry of getting kicked out of the country….
Officals also want some financial help in taking casre of the migrants who children get depositied in locals schools…
This is going on as Republican Governor’s doing the exporting smile and keep the busess rolling North sending the problems and issue to the President a Blue state officals……..
Biden’s people mentioning Congress on this are just being assinine…
There will be NO help from a Republican led US House…..
It’s in Biden’s lap….
He’s the President….
Since Biden took office, his administration has grappled with record migrant arrivals at the US southern border. While administration officials avoided a border crisis over the summer, US cities have continued to grapple with the arrival of asylum seekers.
“The reaction of Democratic mayors and governors earlier this year is part of what got the White House’s attention and got them more engaged in trying to get a more orderly system at the border,” one source close to the White House said. “It’s one thing when the attacks are coming from the other side. It’s different when it’s your own team that’s questioning what you’re doing.”
Central to what Adams is asking for is expediting work authorizations, so that people who are already in New York City would be able to get legal jobs and wouldn’t be forced to rely on the social safety net.
But the process for applying for asylum and a work permit is based on current immigration laws, which require a 150-day waiting period to apply for work authorization and an additional 30 days to be eligible for approval – and in recent years, it’s made more difficult because of an immense backlog.
Immigrant advocates argue that the Biden administration should expand the number of Venezuelans – who make up many of the migrant arrivals in New York – eligible for a form of humanitarian-relief known as Temporary Protected Status. That, they say, is perhaps the easiest form of action – without congressional action – the administration could take to satisfy the ask from New York. The Homeland Security secretary has discretion to designate a country for TPS.
“Adams joined a Republican political fight rather than having an accurate conversation about what the real solutions are, one of which is redesignating TPS for Venezuela. That’s something the Biden administration could do today,” said Alida Garcia, vice president of advocacy at FWD.us and a former Biden White House aide.
Administration aides contend they are continuing to do everything possible.
“Without congressional action, this administration has been working to build a safe, orderly, and humane immigration system and has worked to identify ways to improve efficiencies and maximize the resources the federal government can provide to communities across the country to support the flow of migrants,” a White House spokesperson told CNN.
Adams has also been pushing for more funding, but the Biden administration has said they’re limited in what they can do without Congress and citing the more than $140 million in federal funding this fiscal year to the city and state of New York, as well as a request to Congress for an additional $600 million for the Shelter and Services Program.
“If you’re in government, your job is to figure out what to do with tools you have and the tools you have is for the wrong thing,” said Cecilia Munoz, the former director of the White House Domestic Policy Council under President Barack Obama, referring to the changing migration demographics and stressing the need for immigration reform….