GOP lawmaker slams Biden’s immigration practices
Washington Examiner JOSE LUIS MAGANA VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
The Gazette, Colorado Springs
DIGITAL EXTRA | NATIONAL POLITICS
Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-N.Y., blasted White House officials for their efforts to “incentivize people coming here” from other countries. Tenney appeared on Newsmax’s Saturday Report to offer her analysis of the migration to New York. Her comments were directed at Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Gov. Kathy Hochul, D-N.Y., and New York City Mayor Eric Adams. “The Biden administration is completely derelict in their duty,” Tenney said. “Alejandro Mayorkas continues to lie to the American people about what’s really happening. They have done everything they can to incentivize people coming here, along with [New York] Gov. Kathy Hochul, who is giving even more money to bring even more migrants here to our country, and they’re slipping through the cracks, and they’re just walking across as we see.” Tenney was among the Republicans who proposed a bill that successfully passed the House to reduce Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’s salary over his job performance amid an influx of immigrants coming through the southern border. This comes as immigration nationwide is at an all-time high while New York City has particularly seen some 130,000 migrants arrive since last year alone. Included in that number are the over 23,800 migrants transported there from Texas since August 2022. “[Mayor Adams’] solution to the migrant crisis is to cut education and to defund the police again in New York City,” Tenney went on. “We need more police officers. We need more cadets. We need more recruits. And yet recruitment of police officers, law enforcement, or military — the people that keep us safe, that ensure our security both here and overseas — are at historically low numbers because of the demoralization of these people by Democrats in office: from Joe Biden to Kathy Hochul to AOC to Mayor Adams and all these people down the line.” New York City has attempted to house upward of 2,000 immigrants at its Floyd Bennett Field. City shelters have filled up with immigrants as officials scramble for solutions. Over 10 million migrants have entered the country illegally since Biden took office. This is the most recorded in that amount of time and higher than during any other administration.