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What about the actual border? Biden giving over $100 million to NYC to help with migrant surge

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Democrats are creating a cyclical and expensive immigration crisis. Last week Democrats announced the Biden administration will give over $100 million to New York City “to support the surge of illegal immigrants” reports the Daily Caller News Foundation.

When one hears about the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina come to mind. However, House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced FEMA will be providing New York City  $104.6 million in new funding after negotiations determined the money will be used for “the care and assistance of asylum seekers,” according to a press release.

The new Shelter Services Program will receive the money to combat what Jeffries calls “an influx of asylum seekers” and that “it will take an all-hands-on-deck, every-level-of-government approach to solve”. The press release also showed that another $38.4 million was previously given by the Biden administration to New York City to support the influx of illegal immigrants.

U.S. Border Patrol has recorded over 1.2 million encounters with illegal immigrants at the southern border in the current reported fiscal year from September to April.

The Daily Caller reports:

The ongoing migrant crisis has resulted in New York City Mayor Eric Adams busing migrants across the state, with 30 New York counties suing to stop the action. The city reports that 74,000 migrants have arrived since last spring, prompting the opening of 160 sites to handle the influx.

Adams and the Biden administration have previously sparred over the issue, with Adams calling the president’s response to the migrant crisis in New York City “callous.” Adams pointed to both Democratic and Republican officials busing migrants to the city, such as Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Democratic Colorado Gov. Jared Polis.

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NYC bill trying to repeal ‘sanctuary city’ laws put in place by liberal Mayor Bill de Blasio

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New York lawmakers are introducing a bill this week to undo “sanctuary city” laws approved from 2014-2018 under then-Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat. Council members Robert Holden (D-Queens) and Joe Borelli (R-Staten Island) told The New York Post they’ll introduce the bill Thursday.

Among the laws to be reversed include the prohibiting of the NYPD, and Correction and Probation departments from cooperating with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents unless the cases involve suspected terrorists or serious public safety risks. It would also reverse rules prohibiting city agencies from partnering with ICE to enforce federal immigration laws.

“Sanctuary city laws put all New Yorkers, both immigrants and longtime residents, in danger by preventing the NYPD and DOC from working with ICE,” said Holden, a moderate Dem. “We do not need to import criminals, and only 23 years since 9/11, we have forgotten the deadly consequences of poor interagency communication. We must repeal these laws immediately.”

“Like most things in New York, sanctuary city policy is a social experiment gone off the rails,” said Borelli. “All the problems with these local laws came out during the public-hearing process, but the Council just stepped harder on the gas pedal.”

In February, Mayor Eric Adams called for the rules to be loosened so migrants “suspected” of “serious” crimes could also be turned over to ICE — as they once were under sanctuary city policies implemented as early as 1989 under ex-mayors Ed Koch and Michael Bloomberg.

Among public reasons for the push is the murder of Georgia nursing student Laken Riley.  If it wasn’t for the sanctuary city policies, Riley is among other deaths that could have been prevented if the policies were not in place, Holden and other critics have said.

The 22-year-old was found dead Feb. 22 on the University of Georgia’s campus, six months after her alleged killer Jose Antonio Ibarra, 26, was arrested in Queens and charged with endangering a child.

The Post explains of the case:

The NYPD had no choice but to cut the Venezuelan-born Ibarra loose — instead of turning him over to federal immigration officials — because he didn’t have any major crime convictions.

Council Speaker Adrienne Adams shot down the mayor’s idea just one day later, saying she and the rest of the Council’s progressive Democratic majority wouldn’t be considering any rule changes. The bill introduced this week is also likely to face objections from the Council’s left-wing Democratic majority.

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