East coast Democrats are starting to openly complain about having to deal with a large influx of illegal aliens who are being shipped from Republican-controlled states to their areas, saying that it’s putting a strain on their resources.
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre responded to a question during a press conference this week about the “thousands” of illegal aliens who have been shipped to Washington, D.C., and New York City from Texas and Arizona amid Biden’s Border Crisis.
“We believe it’s shameful that — that some governors are using migrants as a political tool, as a political play, when we should be making sure that we’re doing everything that we can to help — to help folks who are coming into this process in a legal way and making sure that, you know, we do this in a — in a safe — in a safe way and a respectful way,” she said. “And I think it’s shameful that that is happening.”
New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) said during a press conference this week that the influx of illegal aliens being shipped to his city was a “real burden on New Yorkers.”
“As I stated, we already have an overburdened shelter system. So now we’re talking about, as you stated, food, clothing, schools,” he said. “This is going to impact our schools because we do not turn away individuals because they’re undocumented, need translation services. There’s just a whole host of things that this is going to produce. And that’s why we need help in getting this done and we need to write coordination to make it happen.”
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The border crisis has erupted under Biden’s leadership as U.S. Customs and Border Protection has recorded over two million encounters with illegal immigrants so far in fiscal year 2022. That’s the highest number ever recorded by the agency in one year, and the fiscal year still has over two months remaining.
The crisis has hit Republican-led border states like Texas and Arizona hard. Earlier this month, four Texas counties made an emergency invasion declaration over the border crisis. Arizona saw a staggering 579% jump in illegal immigrant encounters last year.
Florida also dealt with Biden’s Border Crisis when officials allegedly sent 70 planes of migrants to Jacksonville during the middle of the night last year. Republican Governor Ron DeSantis took steps last month to address the crisis and signed a bill forcing state agencies to work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and enforce immigration laws.