For several years, since Joe Biden assumed office, the southern border of America has been opened to tens of thousands of illegal aliens arriving on a daily basis.
Subsequently, millions have infiltrated into the border states leading officials in those areas to request that Biden close the door in order to put an end to this influx, as Donald Trump had done with policies and fencing.
Nevertheless, many illegal aliens have been moved from the border states to cities which are well-known for being sanctuaries such as New York City.
In response, one aide to Mayor Eric Adams has taken it upon themselves to become an advocate on this particular issue.
Ingrid Lewis-Martin, senior adviser to Adams, is urging the federal government, Congress members, Senate and President Biden to take action immediately by shutting down the borders.
She also advocates for a “full-on decompression strategy” to move migrants throughout all of the fifty states.
The recent charges levied by New York City officials towards the migrant crisis mark a heightened level of rhetoric.
This is in addition to conservatives in Congress repeatedly calling for the reinstatement of Trump’s “remain in Mexico policy” which, until it was revoked by President Biden, prohibited asylum-seekers from entering the U.S. until their court cases were processed.
Simultaneously, New York’s lawyers are challenging the long-standing right-to-shelter law and asserting that the city should not be responsible for housing all immigrants.
Estimates are that the city last year spent some $2 billion to care for the newcomers.
Fabien Levy, the city’s deputy mayor for communications, later posted on social media a response:
“To be very clear, and as @NYCMayor has said over and over again, of course this nation should continue to welcome immigrants — both those seeking asylum and those who are not. The U.S. will always do its part to be a country that takes in those seeking refuge from war, discrimination, & strife. But as we’ve stated repeatedly, we need a real decompression strategy at the border so that all communities across the U.S. can do their part in providing the compassion & care NYC has provided to more than 118,000 asylum seekers since last year.”