On Thursday, New York Governor Kathy Hochul (D-NY) joined CNN to discuss the growing migrant crisis taking place in New York City and the surrounding counties as thousands of illegal migrants have poured into the metroplex.
"We have to let the word out that when you come to New York we're not going to have more hotel rooms," the governor said. "We don't have capacity so we also have to message properly that we are at our limit."
"If you are going to leave your country, go somewhere else," she begged. "But the smarter thing is to apply for asylum before you leave your country."
As reported by The New York Post, Hochul told a similar warning to NY1 after the government gave thousands of Venezuelan migrants who entered the country prior to July 31 work permits, with her explaining that it was “an important first step."
“We have to let people know that if you’re thinking of coming to New York, we are truly out of space,” Hochul warned. “The mayor has done an extraordinary job managing this crisis situation. We have been partners in helping him, but there must be other cities that do not have upwards of 125,000 people, over 60,000 in shelters, that can handle the volume easier in other states.”
As previously reported by the DC Enquirer, Mayor Eric Adams (D) warned earlier this month that the migrant crisis will destroy New York City.
"Let me tell you something, New Yorkers. Never in my life have I had a problem that I did not see an ending to. I don't see an ending to this. I don't see an ending to this. This issue will destroy New York City. Destroy New York City," the mayor explained to residents. "We're getting 10,000 migrants a month.”
“One time we were just getting Venezuela. Now we’re getting Ecuador. Now we’re getting Russian-speaking coming through Mexico. Now we getting Western Africa. Now we’re getting people from all over the globe made their minds up they’re gonna through the southern part of the border and come into New York City,” he lamented. “And everyone is saying it’s New York City’s problem. Every community in this city is going to be impacted.”
"We had a $12 billion deficit that we're going to have to cut. Every service in this city is going to be impacted. All of us," Adams said. "It's going to come to your neighborhoods. All of us are going to be impacted by this. I said it last year when we had 15,000. I'm telling you now with 110,000. The city we knew we're about to lose. And we're all in this together."
As migrants continue to pour over the southern border at an unprecedented rate, cities and towns across America will feel the weight of taking in millions of people. This must stop and the border must be secured. If that is not achieved, then the country will surely suffer dearly for it.
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