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Metro Migrant Crisis

HOCHUL'S CRY FOR HELP: New York 'Absolutely Overwhelmed...We Need a Break' [WATCH]

posted by Hannity Staff - 2.22.24

Empire State Gov. Kathy Hochul was a guest on MSNBC’s Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell this week. Hochul says New York is “absolutely overwhelmed” by the migrant crisis.

Hochul also insists Congress can and should act.

“I still believe that there can be bipartisan solutions,” she said of Congress. “The institution is capable of it if you get the right people in there. And I’m going to work to make sure that we have the right people in there. And also even before next November’s election when I believe we will pick up the House, the Republicans in the state of New York, and there are ten of them, they have the power to caucus together, march down to Speaker [Mike] Johnson’s office and say, ‘we demand that you do something about the border, bring it to the floor and we will support it’.

The New York Gov. also pointed the finger at Republicans.

“Use the power that has been given to you, because we are being so affected,” she continued. “We have 175,000 migrants who came here — they came here for a better life, they came here for a job, but our city and its resources are absolutely overwhelmed. We need a break. I’m working to get people jobs. They’re here. I’m going to make them work and get them jobs. But until then, we need some relief at the border, and those Republicans, even in one state like New York, ten of them can make this happen. And if they don’t, this will be a wedge issue, a forceful issue against them this November as well. So I’m putting them on notice, you broke it, you now own it.”

Hochul’s net favorability has dropped 8 points due to high crime rights, costs of living, and the immigration crisis.

Watch the clip below:

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