Surprising? Even A Democratic Governor Will Start Sending Migrants to New York City

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The Democrats continue to fight amongst themselves over the ongoing border crisis, which has now made its way to both Colorado and New York City.


Democratic Colorado Gov. Jared Polis is planning on sending migrants who are currently in the state, primarily to Denver, to cities of their choosing, which include places like New York City and Chicago, according to The Hill.

The governor’s office said in a statement that 70 percent of migrants that are in Denver do not want to remain there, but Polis insists this is different from Republican governors busing migrants to liberal cities.

Still, Polis notably called on the federal government in the statement to take action on “border security and immigration reform.”

“No one should play politics with the lives of migrants who came here to escape oppression, and in Colorado, we are honoring our values of treating people with dignity and respect. We are simply carrying out our values of treating every human being with dignity and respect. Coloradans would expect nothing less from us to uphold our shared values to assist people fleeing oppression. The stories I’ve heard firsthand from migrants are heartbreaking and we are helping these individuals complete their long and arduous journey. States and cities cannot continue to bear this burden alone and Congress needs to finally step up – we need an immediate route to work permits, and to finally enact better border security and immigration reform,” Polis said.

While the governor is trying to set himself apart from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, New York City Mayor Adams is having none of it.

“We were notified yesterday that the governor of Colorado is now stating that they are going to be sending migrants to places like New York and Chicago,” the mayor said on WABC’s “Sid and Friends in the Morning” radio show Tuesday.


He also took a passive jab at the Biden administration by pointing out that local governments should not be dealing with this crisis alone.

“This is just unfair for local governments to have to take on this national obligation,” he said in the radio interview. “We’ve done our job. There’s no more room at the inn, but we are compelled by local laws here that we must provide shelter.”

The common theme is that they’re both frustrated at the president and Congress, which had a Democratic majority in both chambers last session, for their lack of action on border issues.

Hopefully, more Democrats will continue to raise awareness, because what Colorado and New York City are facing is nothing when compared to the struggle of towns throughout the American Southwest. It’s no wonder that Adams and Polis are calling for federal help because this is ultimately their job. Those two might not be willing to fully admit that conservative border security policies are the way forward, but there certainly would have made sure that this nearly two-year-long crisis would have never begun in the first place.


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