Recently, none other than former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo published an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal, where he openly admitted the decline of Democrat cities.
“Cities are organic entities. They have life cycles. They can thrive and grow or suffer and shrink. As secretary of housing and urban development, I learned this firsthand. Detroit wasn’t always the Detroit of today. San Francisco today is different from San Francisco 10 years ago. New York, Los Angeles and Chicago aren’t what they were 20 years ago. It’s time we opened our eyes to reality. Many cities are going backward,” Cuomo wrote.
Yep. And they are going “backward” because every single one of them is an unapologetic sanctuary city that gives “free” stuff to illegals.
Exactly which type of migrants would such asinine strategies attract?
Humorously, the Wall Street Journal responded to Cuomo’s plea with a rather telling headline just days later: “Now the New Yorkers See the Border Crisis … When they need Washington to foot the bill.”
Looks like virtue-signaling leftists might want to rethink their strategy, especially after becoming besieged by illegals.
New York, which has long been notorious for its self-proclaimed “sanctuary” status, is currently dealing with a massive influx of migrants, courtesy of Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s ingenious busing strategy.
In fact, the migrant crisis has become so bad that woke New York Governor Kathy Hochul has ineffectually told the migrants to “go somewhere else.”
“We have to let the word out that when you come to New York, we’re not going to have any more hotel rooms; we don’t have [the] capacity … We have to also message properly that we’re at our limit. If you’re going to leave your country, go somewhere else,” Hochul brayed.
Alas, migrants will not be going “somewhere else” until Biden bothers to get serious about border security.
In the meantime, Abbott will continue his busing strategy.
In a pointed press release, Abbott proclaimed that his strategy’s continuation is a direct result of Biden blowing off the border crisis.
“President Biden’s continued refusal to secure our border invites thousands of illegal crossings into Texas and our nation each day … Texas communities like Eagle Pass and El Paso should not have to shoulder the unprecedented surge of illegal immigration caused by President Biden’s reckless open border policies,” Abbott proclaimed.
Various migrant communities absolutely should not have to shoulder the massive influx of illegal immigration, especially as El Paso recently announced that it is near a “breaking point” with illegal immigration.
“I have directed the Texas Division of Emergency Management to deploy additional buses to send these migrants to self-declared sanctuary cities and provide much-needed relief to our overrun border towns,” Abbott continued, making it clear that Texas is stepping in where the federal government won’t.
“Until President Biden upholds his constitutional duty to secure America’s southern border, Texas will continue to deploy as many buses as needed to relieve the strain caused by the surge of illegal crossings,” Abbott added pointedly, making it clear that Hochul should take up illegal migration with Biden if New York suddenly has such a problem with the illegal migrants that it has long since freely welcomed.
Abbott’s press secretary, Andrew Mahaleris, also found New York’s histrionics rather ironic, making it clear that the defiantly blue state is dealing with a minute fraction of what Texas is dealing with.
“With millions of residents, New York is only dealing with a fraction of what our small border communities deal with on a day-to-day basis. Instead of complaining about 14,000 migrants being bused to New York City from Texas, Governor Hochul should be calling out her party leader, President Biden,” Mahaleris remarked in disbelief.
Alas, taking issues up with the very person who caused the issue would be far too logical of a move for the Dems to make.
About as logical as, you know, securing the border.
Author: Jane Jones