COX: HOCHUL’S BACKWARDS PRIORITIES ON IMMIGRATION CRISIS
NYGOP Chair calls for ending “right to shelter,” special session for legislature to address ongoing crisis
ALBANY – Kathy Hochul met in Washington yesterday with the Biden Administration regarding New York’s ongoing migrant crisis. In a statement released after the meeting, Kathy Hochul stated that “securing expedited work authorization for asylum seekers and migrants has been and remains my top priority.”
NYGOP Chair Ed Cox released the following statement today in response:
“Kathy Hochul’s priorities are backwards. She should be in court demanding an end to the 1981 legal settlement that created an automatic ‘right to shelter.’ That agreement never contemplated forcing New York taxpayers to guarantee housing for illegal immigrants and asylum seekers from across the globe. She should also call the legislature back into session to explicitly bar taxpayer funds from supporting that 1981 agreement, while also prohibiting localities from adopting so-called ‘sanctuary city’ status.
“Hochul and New York Democrats have explicit policies that encourage migrants to come to our state at taxpayer expense. Enough already!”
“Since taking office, the Biden Administration has foolishly encouraged illegal immigration into the U.S. While Hochul and Biden keep fiddling, the problem only gets worse.”