New York Governor Kathy Hochul has become the latest high-profile Democrat to call out President Joe Biden’s disastrous open border policy.
While refusing to blast Biden directly, Gov. Hochul is calling on Congress to “limit” the number of illegal border crossings.
Speaking during an appearance on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Hochul warned that the border “is too open right now.”
Ironically repeating what congressional Republicans have long demanded from the Biden administration, Hochul called for a “sensible border strategy.”
However, rather than blame Biden for the border crisis, Hochul claimed that “Republicans in Congress” are responsible for the situation because they “refuse to work with President Biden.”
CBS host Margaret Brennan noted there were no border provisions in the federal spending deal struck by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) this weekend to avoid a government shutdown.
Brennan asked Hochul what she would want Congress to get done in the next 45 days.
“Well, shame on Speaker McCarthy and the Republicans in Congress, including the nine from New York State, who are complaining like crazy about the migrants but refuse to work with President Biden and come up with a sensible border strategy,” Hochul said.
“It can be done. This can be done in a bipartisan way.
“Comprehensive immigration reform,” Hochul began before Brennan interjected.
Brennan continued by asking what she was specifically wanting from Congress to address the migrant crisis in her state.
“Well, we want them to have a limit on who can come across the border. It is too open right now,” Hochul said.
“People coming from all over the world are finding their way through simply saying they need asylum.
“And the majority of them seem to be ending up in the streets of New York.
“And that is a real problem for New York City, 125,000 newly arrived individuals. And we are being taxed.”
“We are always so proud of the fact that New York has the Statue of Liberty in our harbor.
“We are one of the most diverse places on Earth because of our welcoming nature, and it’s in our DNA to welcome immigrants.
“But there has to be some limits in place,” the Democrat governor added.
“And Congress has to put more controls at the border and not in this budget threat, shutdown threat, talk about eliminating positions for Border Patrol when we actually need to double or quadruple those numbers.
“So, get back to work and do your jobs.”
Governor Hochul now thinks the border is "too open" once the illegal invasion started ending up on the streets of New York. Funny how Democrats change their tune when they can’t just make Texas deal with it. pic.twitter.com/KZyYTwrwcI
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) October 1, 2023
Several critics online unleashed on Hochul for apparently changing her tune since espousing New York as a sanctuary state and encouraging people to come in 2021.
More than 125,000 migrants have arrived in New York City since last year.
Hochul recently secured a deal with the Biden administration to expedite work authorizations and delayed deportations for Venezuelans seeking asylum.
Hochul activated an additional 150 National Guard members last week to address the migrant crisis, as Slay News reported.
However, rather than deporting the illegal border crossers, National Guard members were deployed to help with case management to get migrants work permits.
The move increased the total number of National Guard troops dedicated to the mission to 2,200.
Meanwhile, New York City’s Democrat Mayor Eric Adams’s relationship with Biden has soured in recent months.
Adams has been repeatedly demanding more federal assistance on the migrant crisis.
The mayor has warned that the new waves of arriving migrants are from African nations, China, and even Russia, indicating a potential growing security risk compared to the initial influxes from Latin America.
Adams is pushing a controversial “decompression strategy” to resettle migrants outside the city.
In a recent statement to New Yorkers, Adams warned Biden’s border crisis is threatening to “destroy” NYC.