Democrat governor of New York tells illegals ‘go somewhere else’ rather than New York

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By CHRISTIAN WADE | THE CENTER SQUARE

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul is telling migrants to “go somewhere else” as she tries to dissuade more asylum-seekers from traveling to the state amid another surge of immigration along the U.S.-Mexico border.

In remarks during a CNN appearance, Hochul said New York has “reached capacity” for accepting new migrants and urged them to apply for asylum before leaving their countries or seek shelter in other states if they arrive.

“If you’re going to leave your country, go somewhere else,” Hochul said. “We have to let the word out that when you come to New York, you’re not going to have more hotel rooms.”

Hochul also said she supports efforts to update or suspend New York City’s right to shelter law, which requires the city to provide housing, food and other necessities for homeless individuals, regardless of their immigration status. She said it was never intended to be a “universal right or obligation on the city to have to house literally the entire world.”

Hochul’s remarks appear to be a shift in her stance on immigration for the Democrat who has previously defended New York’s “sanctuary” state status and its storied history of accepting large numbers of asylum seekers.

She has also pushed for work authorization for migrants and lobbied President Joe Biden to extend the temporary protected status to tens of thousands of Venezuelan asylum seekers that allows them to work in the U.S. legally. Critics say policies are encouraging more migrants to enter the country illegally.

New York City has had an influx of more than 116,000 asylum seekers over the past year amid a surge of immigration along the U.S.-Mexico border. The surge coincided with the end of the pandemic-era Title 42 policy that required migrants to stay in Mexico while requesting asylum, which expired in May.

Hochul’s comments echo those previously made by New York Mayor Eric Adams, a fellow Democrat, who in June began distributing flyers on the U.S.-Mexico border as part of a new marketing campaign to dissuade new arrivals from settling in the city.

Adams has criticized the Biden administration for not doing enough to secure the southern border, and has said the migrant crisis will “destroy” New York City if the federal government doesn’t provide more funding and resources to the city.

New York Republicans have long called on Hochul to rescind the state’s sanctuary designation and New York City’s right to shelter law, saying the policies are drawing more migrants to the state.

“New York City’s leaders chose to be a sanctuary city, putting out a welcome mat for every migrant who arrives in the country,” a group of state GOP lawmakers wrote to Hochul earlier this month. “They chose virtue signaling over good government policy, and so must bear the consequences.”

Last week, several Republican congressional lawmakers filed a lawsuit seeking to block New York City from using Brooklyn’s Floyd Bennett Field or other federally owned sites in the Gateway National Recreation Area to provide temporary housing for migrants.

Rep. Nicole Malliotakis, R-N.Y., and other GOP lawmakers have also called on Democrats in the U.S. Senate to pass a border security bill approved by the House earlier this year.

24 COMMENTS

  1. Convenient that they took sanctuary status for illegals to gain federal dollars. Now they got what they asked for and don’t really want them. 🤷

    • They’ve reached saturation level. And I don’t mean saturation level of inbound illegals. I mean saturation level of displeased residents and voters that potentially threatens the existing political power structure, and so now those politicos have to flip-flop their position or be cast-out next election.

      • Good.
        Leftists will continue to push leftists (destructive) policies until they feel the consequences of them.
        About time they got burned by the flagrant disregard of reality they have been pushing.

  2. Is that nice to say, tho? If President Donald J. Trump anything similar the derangement scenario would really be triggered.

    • Well, since responsibility is a white-male Western-philosophy construct, taking responsibility for the consequences of their policies and/or actions would be morally reprehensible; unless of course blame for those consequences is placed at the feet of your political enemies in which case not only is it permissible to flip-flop your position but it is a moral imperative to do so, at which point it is then not hypocritical, all of which makes perfect sense to the self-elevated enlightened ones. Capisce?

  3. “Go somewhere else,” nothing said about a moratorium on immigration or any solution. Just the same not in my backyard mentality. They can become someone else’s problem. Send them to Martha’s Vineyard or Napa Valley.

  4. Crocodile tears! Finish the Wall, close the borders. Stop enabling bad behavior through stupid woke policies. Send them all to New York and LA. Sue the demrats for all the damage, personal and public, in every state that has had to suffer from brandon’s open border. Make the illegals work or deport them – of course they have to sign up for a green card and pay taxes. Deport bums and criminals. Require them to learn English. Encourage them to serve in the military as an act of devotion to the country that has given them opportunity (watch out for conflicting loyalties of course…). Yeah, amnesty – but it must be earned, and the rest need to be deported. Stop enabling. We need time to absorb – reality says we don’t have the resources to deport them all! But we must make them Americans without hyphens or we will lose.

  5. This guv is garbage. Only a racist would say something like that. White privileged elitists like her have no place in our democracy……..and so on and so on. If President Trump had said this the press would be falling all over itself blasting this in the headlines. I hope people are starting to see the media bias and will begin to seek alternative resources for information.

  6. Yes. Go back to their birth country. And fight the good fight back home. Nothing gets improved when we run away from our problems

  7. She must be a racist. I think that’s how it works, right?

    If you don’t agree with the planned agenda 2030 of “mass migration” and illegal aliens pouring across the border then you’re automatically a racist.

  8. Decade upon decade upon decade the white liberal elitists thought they could avoid reality, the chickens have come home to roost and now the white liberal elitists sound like all the regular folk…there is a problem and the government needs to stop ignoring the problem.

  9. NY State has an annual budget of $229B.
    TX has an annual budget of $127B
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    But, NY State cannot afford to take on more illegal immigrants? Seriously?

  10. It’s past time for Texas and Arizona to call out the guard and lock down the border. I mean lock it down. NO one comes or goes. Mexico can’t deal with this problem to hell with them. We absolutely can’t afford this insurgence of people. 7000 to 10000 a day. This should never have been let go this far.

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