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WATCH: Gov Cuomo begs NY businesses to ‘go to vaccine-only admission’

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By Jenny Goldsberry

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo asked businesses to only admit vaccinated people during a press conference Monday. His hope is that more New Yorkers will receive the COVID-19 vaccine as a result.

“Private businesses I am asking them, and suggesting to them, go to ‘vaccine only’ admission,” Cuomo said.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 75.4% of adult New Yorkers have received at least one vaccine dose and 68.6% received both already. Cuomo tweeted that 40,880 doses were administered over past 24 hours on Sunday. Overall, New York administered 22,295,684 doses to date.

During the presser, Cuomo also announced that all metro employees and New York employees of the Port Authority will be required to either be vaccinated or get tested weekly beginning on Labor Day. “Amid the growing threat of the Delta variant, this precaution will help ensure the health & safety of these dedicated workforces,” Cuomo tweeted.

Meanwhile, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has mandated that all teachers in the city must be vaccinated before school starts this fall. His city alone has already ministered more than 10 million vaccines. “We’re doing everything we can to ensure every eligible New Yorker gets vaccinated,” de Blasio tweeted.

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Analysis: the 7.2 million illegals Biden has let enter the U.S. is larger than the population of 36 states

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For those who can’t comprehend the magnitude of what the Biden administration’s poor border policies have done, the nearly 7.3 million migrants who have illegally crossed the southwest border  on Biden’s watch is a greater amount than the population of 36 individual states.

A Fox News analysis looked at data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), which shows the total number of southwest land border encounters since Biden assumed office in 2021 is 7,298,486. The CBP already reported 961,537 border encounters in the current fiscal year, which runs from October through September.

Fox News reports:

If the current pace of illegal immigration does not slow down, fiscal year 2024 will break last year’s record of 2,475,669 southwest border encounters — a number that by itself exceeds the population of New Mexico, a border state.

That is larger than the population of 36 U.S. states, including Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

The analysis found that compared to the largest U.S. states, the 7.3 million number is about 18.7% of California’s population of 39 million; 23.9% of the state of Texas and its 31 million residents; 32.3% of the population of Florida; and 37.3% of New York. It’s more than half the size of Pennsylvania, Illinois and Ohio.

Were the number of illegal immigrants who entered the U.S. under President Biden gathered together to found a city, it would be the second-largest city in America after New York. And the total does not include an estimated additional 1.8 million known “gotaways” who evaded law enforcement, which would make it bigger than New York.

This unprecedented surge in illegal immigration isn’t an accident. It is the result of deliberate policy choices by the Biden administration,” said Eric Ruark, Director of Research for Numbers USA, a nonprofit that advocates for immigration restrictions.

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