New York City gives liberals a window into what the border crisis looks like | Washington Examiner
Category: News & PoliticsVia: texan1211 • 2 months ago • 11 comments
By: Washington Examiner
New York City is continuing to struggle with the migrant crisis, a helpful window for liberals into the reality that border communities have been facing for years.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams has now warned residents that the city may be making cuts to services in order to prioritize the coming influx of illegal immigrants once the Title 42 immigration restrictions expire. New York City has received more than 31,000 immigrants this year and opened up 60 emergency centers to account for the surge. Now, the city is going to have to prioritize illegal immigrants over its own residents.
Sounds less than ideal, right? Now consider that, in every month but two in fiscal 2020, border patrol agents saw more encounters than New York City has seen illegal immigrants this entire year. Under Biden, there have been anywhere from five times to eight times as many border encounters per month compared to the measly 31,000 immigrants that Adams's city has received this year. And those hundreds of thousands of immigrants per month are all settled in border towns and communities that have nowhere near the resources of the Big Apple.
For example, in three and a half months this year, El Paso was delivered 84,000 immigrants. In just one week in 2021, the city of McAllen, Texas, had to absorb 7,000 immigrants, or one-fourth of New York City's yearlong total that Adams and other New York City Democrats are complaining about. Eagle Pass, Texas, saw 10,000 immigrants in a single week earlier this year.
But El Paso, Eagle Pass, and McAllen don't get national headlines from establishment media, nor are their issues a concern for Democrats. But establishment journalists hang on every bit of news from New York City, and Adams is a high-profile Democrat. As it were, it would appear that journalists and Democrats alike are only now discovering that an influx of immigrants leads to ignoring the needs of American citizens that are already under your protection. Welcome to the reality of the border crisis.
Despite all of this, it appears that Democrats are unmoved. Biden has not only expressed zero interest in getting the border crisis under control, but his administration has repeatedly insisted that this is all the GOP's fault for not proposing its own solutions that Biden would obviously ignore. So now New Yorkers are going to get to experience what border towns have been drowning with for years, and apparently, no lessons will be learned from it.