New York’s Gov. Hochul is stupid, but even she isn’t this stupid. The trouble is that no New York Democrat can actually state the obvious which is that the Biden administration’s policy of keeping the border open and shipping illegal invaders across the country is behind this disaster. NYC’s Mayor Eric Adams has come closest to saying it and come under fire for it. Gov. Hochul is further away from the crisis and she can’t afford to be less popular.
So Hochul can suggest that the border needs to be controlled, but that it’s the fault of Republicans that it isn’t.
“Well, we want them to have a limit on who can come across the border. It is too open right now,” Hochul said. “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, 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. We are one of the most diverse places on Earth because of our welcoming nature, and 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 and not in this budget threat, shutdown threat, talk about eliminating positions for Border Patrol when we actually need to double or quadruple those numbers. So, get back to work and do your jobs,” the governor added.
The Border Patrol is worse than useless when its job has been redefined as welcoming in illegal alien migrant invaders and handing them court dates in 2035 so that meanwhile they can, as Gov. Hochul and every Democrat wants, to give them quasi-legal status enabling them to work here. Long before their court dates, they’ll have kids here and will become undeportable.
Gov. Hochul has come around to the idea that there needs to be some limitations on open borders now that her state is a border state, but the only thing she can do is repeat a mantra blaming Republicans for the mess.
The Biden administration fought to dismantle Title 42, it has sued Arizona and Texas to force them to dismantle any border security that inhibits the migrant invaders, and it has opened the border as wide as possible.
This isn’t a budget problem. The problem is that the Biden administration keeps drilling a hole in the boat while Democrats try to blame Republicans for not working with Republicans to fix the hole.