After facing backlash for not addressing the border crisis in his national address, President Biden is turning the blame on the former Trump administration in an interview with TODAY saying: “They Didn’t Have Beds! They Didn’t Plan!” This comes over 100 days since Biden’s presidency began and over a month since he named Vice President Harris his border czar. Neither has visited the border during that time.
Craig Melvin interviewed Biden, and asked him about immigration, saying “Immigration was not one of the crises that demanded urgent action in January. Does it demand urgent action now?”
“It is getting urgent action now,” Biden defended. He later made excuses, saying the previous administration left the immigration department “understaffed.”
Even though illegal immigrants are being apprehended at a 20-year high, Biden said that is to be expected. According to him, immigration ebbs and flows seasonally.
“They didn’t plan for the overflow,” Biden said.
Watch the full interview here.
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NYC Mayor Adams’ budget cuts slash total number of police and education funds
“No city should be left to handle a national humanitarian crisis largely on its own, and without the significant and timely support we need from Washington, D.C., today’s budget will only be the beginning,” said New York City Democratic Mayor Eric Adams about his decision to make budget cuts as a result of the overwhelming migrant crisis.
However, those who will suffer from budget cuts to the city’s services to offset the cost of dealing with the ever-increasing number of migrants are those that are in place to make the city better.
“The cuts will see police freeze hiring and bring the total number of police officers below 30,000. It would further slash the education budget by $1 billion over two years and affect a litany of other agencies” reports Just The News.
Albeit, Adams admitted: “In all my time in government, this is probably one of the most painful exercises I’ve gone through.” More than 110,000 migrants have arrived in New York City over the past year, including roughly 13,000 sent from Texas by GOP Governor Greg Abbott as part of his ongoing bussing plan to send new arrivals to the U.S. to sanctuary cities.
However, similar to other leaders of sanctuary cities, Adams is unwilling to put his money where his mouth is. In September, Adams warned that the crisis would “destroy New York City” and begged the federal government to pay for his mess.
“I’m gonna tell you something, New Yorkers, never in my life have I had a problem that I didn’t see an ending to. I don’t see an ending to this,” Adams said at the time. “The federal government needs to do its job. We need the federal government, the Congress members, the Senate and the president to do their job: close the borders,” said Adams’ advisor Ingrid Lewis Martin insisted in early October. “And until you close the borders, you need to come on with a full-on decompression strategy where you can take all of our migrants and move them through our 50 states.”
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