New York City, like D.C., is experiencing a little of life as a border state after Biden’s unprecedented open borders surge of illegal aliens flooded the city.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Tuesday demanded the federal government help pay for what he said was a wave of asylum seekers pouring into the city, claiming its safety net was being strained by busloads of people coming from border states and elsewhere.
But as opposed to D.C., the problem in New York City is exacerbated by its “right to shelter” mandate, which means any homeless asylum seeker who comes to town, by any means, has to be put in a bed somewhere.
It worked in San Fran and it’s doing wonders for NYC.
“Currently, New York City is experiencing a marked increase in the number of asylum seekers who are arriving from Latin America and other regions. In some instances, families are arriving on buses sent by the Texas and Arizona governments, while in other cases, it appears that individuals are being sent by the federal government,” Adams said in a statement, adding that more than 2,800 asylum seekers had entered the shelter system in recent weeks.
Adams knows perfectly well that Arizona and Texas aren’t sending buses to NYC, they’re sending buses to D.C. But blaming Biden and, more accurately, the leftists who turned the federal government into a coyote busing program for illegals would be politically dangerous.
It’s safe to blame Ducey and Abbott, even though it’s a lie.
But the offices of both Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey denied Adams’ claim, saying in separate statements that they were in fact sending asylum seekers to Washington – but not to New York City.
In turn, a spokesperson for Adams responded to those pushback claims, saying that the governors “should have more compassion for those seeking asylum in this country,” and repeated the city’s request for federal assistance.
Doubling down on a lie with some virtue signaling is perfectly of this decade.
According to the New York City Department of Homeless Services, there were 28,885 individuals classed as a member of a “family with children” in the shelter system as of Sunday. That’s about 12% higher than the daily average in March, the last month for which such data are available, and also about 12% higher than this time last year.
Open borders work.
The Legal Aid Society slammed Adams for blaming the shelter crisis on asylum seekers, saying the real problems were bureaucracy and a lack of affordable housing.
Sure. Let’s just provide free housing and free everything to all of Latin America. And the rest of the planet. The Legal Aid Society will pay for it.
Meanwhile, Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin, who recently won the Republican primary in the race for New York governor, pinned the blame on the Biden administration.
“Their weak border policy is then made worse by what amounts to a travel agency flying the illegal immigrants to destinations all across the country, including New York,” he said. “The obvious consequence is that New Yorkers are now stuck dealing with the consequences. The solution is that the surge of illegal entry across our southern border needs to be shut down, the Remain in Mexico policy must be enforced.”
And we all know that’s not happening for some years now. Meanwhile America is being destroyed.