Runaway inflation, record-high energy prices, surging crime rates, a fentanyl epidemic, indoctrination in school classrooms – American families are struggling.
And the ongoing crisis on the U.S. southern border isn’t helping matters.
But instead of fixing any of these pressing issues lawmakers in this deep blue state want to spend more money helping illegals.
A crisis on the U.S. southern border
From the time President Joe Biden took office to the end of October, more than 5.5 million illegal aliens have crossed the U.S. southern border.
It’s become known as the U.S. Southern Border Crisis – and with every passing day of the Biden Administration the crisis inches closer to epic proportions.
According to the Federation for American Immigration Reform 4.4 million border crossers were caught by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Another 1.1 million were “gotaways” who entered the country undetected.
New York’s foreigners first agenda
Instead of focusing on fixing the broken border, two radical New York lawmakers want to spend $300 million in tax dollars to pay for legal fees and lawyers to help illegals avoid deportation.
Democrats State Senator Brad Hoylman of Manhattan and Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz of Queens believe it’s a moral imperative that the Empire State help migrants – including many dangerous criminals here illegally – hide from ICE.
“We have a moral obligation to make sure that new Americans have legal representation,” Hoylman said. “Otherwise, the odds are without a lawyer they’ll be sent back to their country of origin and could face dire circumstances, including death.”
Hoylman fails to mention about 85% of so-called “asylum seekers” are denied asylum status – and most of them remain in the country following the rejection.
“We should reject the notion that some immigrants are more deserving than others,” Cruz said. “We are talking about parents, business owners, and long-standing neighbors.”
Democrat New York Governor Kathy Hochul has already committed $3-Million to open-border nonprofit organizations that assist illegal immigrants with their asylum applications.
But that’s not enough for Hoylman and Cruz, who take pride in Gotham’s status as a so-called, “sanctuary city.”
A state of emergency state of mind
A so-called “sanctuary city” is a municipality where policies protect illegals from deportation or prosecution, despite federal immigration law – or in other words, cities that deliberately ignore and disobey federal immigration laws.
A more accurate name for them would be “harboring havens.”
As one part of a multi-faceted approach to a solution, some Republican Governors along the U.S. southern border have started sending the border crossers to Harboring Havens like Chicago, Washington D.C., and New York.
NYC Mayor Eric Adams has declared a state of emergency after about 17,000 illegals were bussed to his “sanctuary city.”
“Thousands of asylum seekers have been bused into New York City and simply dropped off, without notice, coordination, or care — and more are arriving every day,” Adams said. “This crisis is not of our own making but one that will affect everyone in this city, now and in the months ahead.”
Adams is wrong to say it’s a crisis not of their own making.
If they weren’t shielding illegals from law enforcement and offering them financial aid, the “asylum seekers” would not be bussed there.