Disgraced New York former Governor Andrew Cuomo is calling on Governor Kathy Hochul to sue the Biden administration to recover billions of dollars spent on the illegal immigrant “fiasco.”
“The emperor has no clothes,” Cuomo stated pointing to Biden in the latest episode of his “As a Matter of Fact” podcast on Thursday.
Cuomo put all the blame on President Biden, asserting that the federal government is the one responsible for immigration and border enforcement, not the Big Apple or New York State itself. He intimated that the government should be the one shouldering the expense and burden of the illegal immigrant tsunami sweeping across the United States.
“The states should sue the federal government for the entire fiasco,” he proclaimed.
(Video Credit: New York Post)
Cuomo compared how Biden and Democrats were handling illegal immigration to lemmings, referring to “the army marching off the cliff, one after the other. It makes no sense.”
“This is not a political issue when we’re doing something that hurts the public and makes no sense. We have to stand up and say, `This makes no sense,’” Cuomo ironically stated after his disastrous and deadly handling of the pandemic in New York.
“He said the Biden administration should foot the entire bill for the migrant crisis and not saddle local governments — particularly New York City — with the costs. More than 113,000 migrants have received shelter and other assistance from the city since arriving by the busloads in the spring of 2022 — and some are working off the books in a growing underground economy and taking jobs away from citizens and other legal residents,” the New York Post reported.
“Mayor Eric Adams said the cost to help asylum seekers could hit $12 billion over three years. About half of the record 100,000 people in the city’s shelter system are asylum seekers,” the media outlet added.
The emperor has no clothes.
Assemblywoman Jamie Williams joins me to talk about how the migrant crisis is affecting her community and the lack of common sense guiding the state and federal responses.
— Andrew Cuomo (@andrewcuomo) September 21, 2023
“Right now, the migrant issue is chaotic — and I’m not even talking about the border,” Cuomo stated.
He went on to call it “bizarre” that the federal government would keep paying for illegal immigrants with taxpayer dollars instead of allowing the states to individually issue work permits to them so they could provide for themselves.
“The states should just do it since the federal government has abdicated its responsibility,” Cuomo insisted. “The state must act to protect its own interest.”
“What is the federal government’s response? Sue the state? I dare them!” he challenged.
Cuomo interviewed Assemblywoman Jaime Williams concerning the placement of illegal immigrants at Floyd Bennett Field. Both of them slammed Biden and Hochul for using a national park as an emergency shelter.
Former Gov. Cuomo rips Biden regime over NYC migrant crisis, warns Trump will say ‘I told you so’ https://t.co/KR6PhL6FHF pic.twitter.com/mycdfS138n
— BPR (@BIZPACReview) September 19, 2023
“We are being violated,” Williams, a four-term Democrat, contended. “It’s an abuse of power.”
Williams went on to note that there is a federal law that prohibits national parks from being used for housing. New York will reportedly dish out $20 million for a tent city there.
She went on to accuse many Democrats of “sitting in the bleachers” because the migrant crisis is a “very hot topic” and “they don’t want to ruffle feathers.”
“Throwing money at the problem is not going to solve it,” Williams stated. “You are taking our cops to act as security guards in the migrant shelters … Are we protecting our fellow citizens?”
“Can the state sustain this? It’s an abuse of the taxpayer dollars,” she remarked.
Meanwhile, New York City Mayor Eric Adams has cooked up yet another plan to ease the migration crisis in his city. He wants to build 100,000 new homes using rezoning.
The future of housing is the future of New York City.
Today, proposing the most ambitious changes to zoning in our history.#CityOfYes https://t.co/C634HHfdlZ
— Mayor Eric Adams (@NYCMayor) September 21, 2023
He made the announcement on Thursday at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. Under the plan, restrictions against the development of homes around subway stations and above laundromats, bodegas, and one-level residential units could be nixed. It allows for building extensions of up to five stories according to the Daily Mail.
“New builds could be much larger if they include affordable housing, one- and two-family homes could get the green light to convert basements, attics, and garages into apartments and red tape around converting office buildings could be removed,” the media outlet wrote.
“There’s one thing that has barely changed since 1961 – New York City’s zoning laws,” Adams contended. “So many of the issues we face are rooted in the ongoing housing crisis.”
Next week, @NYCPlanning will begin the process to advance this proposal. These new rules will help us create an additional 100,000 new homes.
On top of our current housing projections, that is enough new homes for a quarter of a MILLION New Yorkers. pic.twitter.com/CkRQwt7h1E
— Mayor Eric Adams (@NYCMayor) September 21, 2023
“This is not tinkering around the edges, this is groundbreaking – literally – by rewriting the wrongs of history,” Adams declared.
“By rewriting the wrongs of history, this plan will allow us to build a little more housing in every neighborhood, incentivize affordable housing, build more housing near transit hubs, convert unused office space into apartments, renew our commercial corridors, help small homeowners to build better spaces on their property and, finally, prioritizing people over parking,” the mayor stated.
If the plan is approved, it would take years for it to go into effect and it would have to be given the green light by the city council.
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