New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has claimed that New York is “bursting at the seams” with illegal immigrants that have arrived in the city as a result of the border crisis.
In a recent appearance on MSNBC’s “Politics Nation” Saturday afternoon, Hochul discussed the border crisis which experts have expected to see get worse following the expiration of Title 42 on Thursday.
However, following the end of Title 42, a COVID-19 health order which allowed for the faster expulsion of immigrants, many officials were surprised to see that the number of encounters had not spiked as was expected. Hochul however has claimed that despite the statements by those at the border, in her state people continued to struggle because of the immigration crisis which she suggested was going to continue.
During the interview, Hochul admitted that it was a positive thing to hear that the number of encounters has decreased but at the same time there were still high numbers of immigrants who were arriving in the city every day. As she pointed out, currently there are more than “61,000, over 40,000 housed in New York City.” She added that while Mayor Adams was doing the best he could with the difficult situation that he was handed.
She added that in the recent state budget, she enacted they allocated $1 billion to help handle the situation. She continued by stating that they were also providing legal advice for those who required it. Finally, she added that the federal government should also consider providing them with emergency funding in order to handle the situation.