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NYC Mayor Adams, Gov. Hochul Trade Barbs While NY Dems Worry Over Migrant Crisis

NYC Mayor Adams, Gov. Hochul Trade Barbs While NY Dems Worry Over Migrant Crisis

Former advisor to Bloomberg: “There is no question in my mind that the politics of this is a disaster to Democrats. This issue alone has the potential to cost Democrats the House, because it is such a huge issue in New York City and the coverage of it is clearly heard and seen by voters in all of these swing districts in the suburbs.”

I do not even know where to begin regarding New York and the migrant crisis.

NYC Mayor Adams and Gov. Hochul

Cat fight!

A lawyer representing Hochul sent a 12-page scathing letter to Adams over his handling of the migrant crisis in NYC and in response to a list of requests the city sent to a state judge in Manhattan.

The city’s top request asked the state to “implement a State-wide relocation program to resettle groups of New Arrivals throughout the State’s counties in proportion to the counties respective share of the State population.”

Adams sued 30 counties that issued executive orders to stop accepting migrants.

Quite a few places in New York, even those dominated by Democrats, won’t accept more migrants. Erie County stopped after two alleged rapes by migrants in one week at a hotel housing migrants.

Hochul’s lawyer promised Adams the administration “will continue to be a strong partner to the City.”

However, Hochul and others expect “the City will fully utilize the space and other resources that the State has already offered or provided to the City.”

Then the lawyer listed all the ways Hochul’s administration has helped NYC while spelling out how it thinks Adams has failed.

New York isn’t happy NYC hasn’t “properly managed” the funds given to help with the migrants.

Hochul also slammed the city over asking for more help to move migrants because Adams and his administration don’t communicate:

These ongoing discussions have resulted in support from several counties and localities outside of the City. The State’s efforts will continue, but the City’s affirmative cooperation, coordination, and communication with the State, and with other counties and localities, is necessary to this endeavor.

A lack of coordination from the City to date has impeded the State’s ability to foster productive relationships and discussions , including with the counties and localities that have offered to help. In particular, the City chose to send migrants to counties and localities outside of the City with-little- or-no notice to or coordination with the State or those counties and localities. That has created opposition and has led to litigation that might have been mitigated or avoided if the City had acted in concert with the State and with the counties and localities where it sent migrants. Moreover, the City’s failure to inform the State of critical incidents that have occurred in shelters outside of the City has compounded these difficulties.

Long Island Leader Said No to Using Old NHL Arena as Shelter

Speaking of shelters…

Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman won’t allow NYC to use the old Nassau Coliseum as a shelter or anywhere else in the county:

“There is no plan for anywhere in Nassau County to house any migrants, including but not limited to, the Nassau Coliseum,” Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman, a Republican, said.

“Nassau County is not a sanctuary county,” he added at Thursday’s press conference. “We are not inviting immigrants and migrants into the county that are here from south of the border and not using the proper and normal channels that have been used in the past.

“Nassau County views this as a federal problem. Not a local problem. And there is no plan whatsoever to house any migrants within the borders of Nassau County. We want to make that clear because there’s been speculation about that. We’ve gotten a lot of constituent calls.

“It is not going to happen here in Nassau County,” Blakeman insisted. “I’ve also been in contact with local school districts who have reiterated to me that they do not want a migrant program in Nassau County. Basically, their classrooms are full. They haven’t budgeted for any additional students, and they haven’t done any planning for additional students. In addition to that, with respect to social services, we are already operating at full capacity in social services, and we do not want to overburden our social services or any of the services we have.

“We also don’t want people here who haven’t been properly vetted because — as we’ve seen in other areas throughout the United States and here in New York State — there have been crime problems as a result of not vetting the people who were coming across the border.”

NY Democrats Panic

The New York Democrats fear the migrant crisis will come back and bite them in the butt.

The tipping point might be the feud between Hochul and Adams.

I laughed when I heard Hochul saying, “This is nothing anyone could have anticipated and it’s been an enormous challenge.”

Lady, how do you think the small border towns feel? I want to say the same thing to Adams.

Most of the Democrats aim the criticism at Hochul. She is the governor, after all:

“The reality is that when you’re governor, it’s going to be on you, whether you choose to engage or not,” Doug Forand, a Democratic political consultant, said. “It’s not surprising she doesn’t want to wander into this particular minefield, because it’s really ugly, but in the absence of some form of action, she’s going to have to take those stronger positions soon.”

“She could take charge of the situation and limit the ability of local governments to create their own policy around migrant issues,” said Joshua Goldfein, a staff attorney at the Legal Aid Society. “She’s the chief executive of the state, so she should assert her authority to impose a statewide policy.”

“That’s what Andrew Cuomo would have done,” he added, referring to the former governor’s often eager approach to crisis management. (Mr. Cuomo’s former top aide, Melissa DeRosa, criticized Ms. Hochul this week for a “lack of leadership and sheer incompetence.”)

But the crisis could hit the Democrats at the national level:

Howard Wolfson, a former deputy mayor and political adviser to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, described the issue as a “ticking time bomb” for Democrats, adding that busing migrants upstate could backfire and amplify Republican attacks in competitive races.

“There is no question in my mind that the politics of this is a disaster to Democrats,” he said. “This issue alone has the potential to cost Democrats the House, because it is such a huge issue in New York City and the coverage of it is clearly heard and seen by voters in all of these swing districts in the suburbs.”


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There won’t be a single mention of racism against Hochul towards Adams because Democrat

2smartforlibs | August 18, 2023 at 1:06 pm

No liberal wants to take credit for failed liberalism.

The purpose of a government is to serve and protect its citizens.

By definition, if a government is taking any actions to support or enable non-citizens, it is acting outside of its proscribed role.

The illegal aliens should not be resettled anywhere within New York State, and should instead be deported.

Ooh, this potato is hhhhhhottttttt!

“This is nothing anyone could have anticipated and it’s been an enormous challenge.”

Proof that eventually, clown makeup inevitably infiltrates the brain.

They should be railing against Biden and his daft decisions rather than pointing fingers at each other. Without solving the root cause of the crisis, all other decisions are trivial. The real problem here is their inability (real or politically convenient) to see the true root cause.

    Paul in reply to Cleetus. | August 18, 2023 at 1:42 pm

    Yes, but also this illustrates the sheer lunacy of ‘sanctuary’ policies. Government by Virtue Signaling never works out well.

      CommoChief in reply to Paul. | August 18, 2023 at 6:15 pm

      It worked just fine for the so called ‘sanctuary Cities’. For decades these virtue signalling hacks lectured the rest of us while outsourcing the costs to border communities and rural areas across the Nation. They didn’t have any skin in the game and went sleep feeling better than everyone else b/c they expressed their concern and ticked a progressive box.

      Then Abbott and DeSantis funded high profile shipments of illegal aliens to these jurisdictions to bring attention to flipping disaster. Suddenly these oh so virtuous bastions of true enlightenment were faced with consequences. Now they are squabbling among themselves, not just in NY either. Chicago tried shipping them out to the suburbs. Other jurisdictions are finding it ‘impossible’ to deal with a few thousand illegal aliens when border towns see that number dumped on them daily.

      It took very little to light a fire under these sanctuary cites and burst their progressive bubble to the point they cry ‘No Mas’ and try their shipments out of town. But it did take thinking outside the box to develop a plan and the political will to implement the plan and keep at it despite the inevitable pushback, accusations of cruelty, racism and whatever else the lapdog media and the WH spokesman chooses to sling at them on any given day over their actions.

        Two numbers from news stories jump out at me this week. First, NYC is apparently at it’s breaking point over 50,000 illegals. Meanwhile 50,000 illegals have been apprehended trying to break into Texas in the last two weeks.

        Dimsdale in reply to CommoChief. | August 18, 2023 at 7:38 pm

        It’s easy to be a “sanctuary city” when you don’t have to provide any sanctuary…..

          CommoChief in reply to Dimsdale. | August 18, 2023 at 7:46 pm

          Absolutely correct. The virtue signal ‘check’ they wrote wasn’t supposed to be cashed. They just wanted to pose with it like one of the big cardboard checks and receive accolades from their fellow travelers.

          Paul in reply to Dimsdale. | August 18, 2023 at 8:00 pm

          Vince McMahon with a bulbous nose and a Publisher’s Clearinghouse cardboard check… nice visual Chief, lol.

        gonzotx in reply to CommoChief. | August 19, 2023 at 6:03 am

        DeSantis shipped ONE, ONE bus

        It was staged, and when they said they were going to sue him

        He chickened out, as usual amd didn’t do it again

        He’s all hat amd no cattle

          CommoChief in reply to gonzotx. | August 19, 2023 at 7:53 am

          You mean like not building the Border Wall when Trump backed down, didn’t use his VETO and meekly allowed Ryan and McConnell to roll him by refusing to put funding the wall into the budget?

          Now imagine if Trump as President had something similar. Every illegal alien who claimed some exemption and couldn’t be sent back put on planes and busses to NYC and Chicago.

          You are also ignoring the impact of recent legislation in FL which makes it difficult to exist in FL as an illegal alien. Lots of media coverage over this. Mandatory e verify, no benefits, refuse to issue FL ID to illegals nor recognize out of State ID for illegals among lots of other things. This common sense legislation pushed by DeSantis is causing illegals to depart FL for Sanctuary jurisdictions.

          caseoftheblues in reply to gonzotx. | August 19, 2023 at 8:49 am

          Woo boy you are OBSESSED with DeSantis…,pathetic really….

          It may have escaped your notice, gonzo, and no one would be remotely surprised if it did, but Florida is not a border state. Florida is helping fund the busloads out of Texas (which is a border state) due to a law DeSantis signed that allots Floridians’ taxpayer money to help move these illegals to the sanctuary cities and states that have been saying they want and will welcome them.

          Here’s actual information about the program since you clearly have no idea what you are talking about.

          Last month, DeSantis visited Texas, where he was briefed on the activities of Florida law enforcement officers who were sent to help secure the border.
          “Of the individuals our law enforcement have apprehended at the border, more than 70% said they ultimately wanted to go to Florida,” DeSantis said during a press conference.
          DeSantis’ so-called migrant relocation program, which was recently expanded, has cost taxpayers at least $1.5 million since it launched last year. The state has not provided a full breakdown on how money was spent.

          And, yes, we in Free Florida are perfectly happy to see our state budget surplus (that we are enjoying courtesy of our excellent governor) and our tax dollars go to such a worthy cause.

          There’s much more about this program, all you have to do is a quick internet search.

          “Migrants from Florida sent to Sacramento detail their journey”:

          I get that you don’t like DeSantis, but why do you feel the need to keep LYING about his policies and actions as governor? That is completely unacceptable.

You both wanted them, suffer the consequences

The Gentle Grizzly | August 18, 2023 at 2:20 pm

Eating their own.

Lucifer Morningstar | August 18, 2023 at 2:40 pm

Oh my, the NIMBY is strong with these two.

All good and well to declare yourselves “sanctuary cities” and “sanctuary states” up until the moment those filthy, disease-ridden illegals start to show up and demand their housing, food, medical, and entertainment welfare. Then it’s all Not In My Back Yard!! No way do we want to actually deal with these people, farm them out to others. Do anything with them but Not In My Back Yard!!

Two incompetents trying to implement an elitist policy to destroy American cities and towns. It’s like crossing Orwell with The Keystone Cops.

Subotai Bahadur | August 18, 2023 at 3:12 pm

Former advisor to Bloomberg: “There is no question in my mind that the politics of this is a disaster to Democrats. This issue alone has the potential to cost Democrats the House, because it is such a huge issue in New York City and the coverage of it is clearly heard and seen by voters in all of these swing districts in the suburbs.”/i>

Somewhat overstated. This is a Democrat state and a Democrat city. We are under a Democrat national government only officially opposed by the Republicans. IF we have anything approximating real elections [dubious] in 2024 you can be assured that they will be rigged. And they probably have the vote totals ready to be released now.

Subotai Bahadur

*pops popcorn*

Still smiling while watching Libs suffering the consequences of their vote

I sure wish LI would call them what they are—illegal aliens.
I understand quoting an article, AP Style Book won’t allow illegal alien. But it’s a shame AP does t know the difference between a migrant and immigrant.
These people are not migrants.

    I do, but we all have our own opinions and preferences here and are permitted the freedom to express them as we wish. That’s a good thing 🙂

      There are kind hearted people that do believe they are migrants. I think they are invaders.

        Aye. I think they are illegal aliens, but we all have our tomato/tomahto thing, and that’s all good.

          caseoftheblues in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | August 19, 2023 at 8:58 am

          Actually your tomato/tomahto analogy is completely off. The use of the words migrants and immigrants instead of the accurate and precise terms describing what they really are which is illegal aliens in numbers so massive that invaders is not overstating what is happening. It is not merely a pronunciation or term preference as you imply but using terms to cover up and lie about what is actually going on. And that has no place in real journalism

          To caseoftheblues: Many of us would agree with you (FWIW, so do I) but it’s Fuzzy’s article. Just go ahead, read through the terms, and enjoy what she’s saying.

        gonzotx in reply to amwick. | August 19, 2023 at 5:56 am

        Take a few in your house why don’t ya?

        herm2416 in reply to amwick. | August 19, 2023 at 7:10 am

        Kindhearted people should know the difference.
        Migrants move WITHIN borders.
        Immigrants move outside their own border.

      herm2416 in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | August 19, 2023 at 7:13 am

      Technically, they ARE illegal aliens, “preferences” aside.
      Speak the truth, it always sets one free.
      Our daughter studied abroad, she was a legal alien. One day past her stated date, she was considered an illegal alien. They would have arrested her. Now, the very same country is letting people walk across their border illegally.

    E Howard Hunt in reply to herm2416. | August 18, 2023 at 9:34 pm

    How about criminal, parasitic, dysgenic breeders?

    gonzotx in reply to herm2416. | August 19, 2023 at 5:59 am

    I’d say wetbacks…. Notice majority now from African, Muslim, Asian countries

    I think we actually got the majority of central
    America the first year

They are scrambling to find ways to blame Pres. Trump and the Republicans.

Too bad it is a wholly leftist problem.

Isn’t it terrible when virtue signaling turns into a virtue face punch?

Keep shipping them to sanctuary cities, like SFran, Portland, Seattle, NYC and Boston until the realization sets in, at least with voters.

Hochul v. Adams? I pray they both lose.

Before Joe, 5% of NYC metro area was illegals. 20% of all illegals lived there. By now it’s probably doubled. It is the never-ending race to the top of the virtue signaling pile that’s done them in. The sanctuary cities changed after the D debates from not calling ICE on the illegals to outdoing each other in providing comprehensive social services. They did it to themselves

Ratcheting it up for the voter fraud !

Right on cue!

Mandating masks , useless masks!

I love when 2 NIT-WITS fight! Hard to tell who’s NIT and WHO’s WIT?🤣🤣