Democratic governors want all the political benefits of the border crisis, but none of the responsibility.
On Sunday, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” said that, “It’s going to get cold in Chicago and New York very soon and there are lots of other places in the country that they might want to consider going.”
The Illinois governor also called for securing the border in Texas to stop illegal migrants from coming to his state.
“The Democrat convention is in Chicago next year. Are you confident that your city and your state are gonna have a better grasp?”
Democrat Gov. J.B. Pritzker: “Someone needs to work in Texas with these border politicians to have them stop sending people only to blue cities!” pic.twitter.com/gmFIXM7eNH
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 8, 2023
Pritzker’s chilling warning follows upon months of citizen outrage in the Chicago area about scarce resources being used to house unauthorized migrants.
🔥🚨BREAKING: Over 600 Black people showed up in Chicago to protest their Youth Program being closed down to house illegal immigrants.
White Democrats in Chicago have been trying to replace the Black community with illegals for over a decade, through disease, crime, abortion… pic.twitter.com/GiLLPjH4zc
— Dom Lucre | Breaker of Narratives (@dom_lucre) October 6, 2023
“YOU WORK FOR US!”: Furious residents in the Democratic stronghold of Chicago take over the City Forum and take out their anger over the never-ending flow of illegal immigrants…
Can’t say I have much sympathy! pic.twitter.com/QiKM42hlHX
— Ben Kew 🏌️♂️ (@ben_kew) October 6, 2023
“Democrats are criminals!”
The black community in Chicago is fed up with the influx of illegal immigrants and has had enough of Democrats putting them before American citizens.
Hopefully tides will be turning as a result.pic.twitter.com/pCWgBIIlIs
— Leftism (@LeftismForU) October 6, 2023
Pritzker’s Illinois, which contains the “sanctuary city” of Chicago, joins other Blue States that have reversed itself in recent months as millions of unauthorized migrants flood into the United States under President Joe Biden’s border crisis.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said last week the border is “too open” and that all the migrants coming to her state pose a “real problem.”
“I want them to have a limit on who can come across the border. It is too open right now,” Hochul said on Face the Nation. “People coming from all over the world are finding their way through, simply saying they need asylum. And the majority of them seem to be ending up in the streets of New York.”
Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-NY), 2021: “Our message to the world is: send us your people!”
Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-NY), today: “We want them to have a limit on who can come across the border. It is too open right now!” pic.twitter.com/GsDiT0JUbY
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 1, 2023
“We are one of the most diverse places on earth because of our welcoming nature, and it’s in our DNA to welcome immigrants,” Hochul added. “But there has to be some limits in place, and Congress has to put more controls at the border.”
Mayor Eric Adams issued a warning in September that New York City agencies will be forced to reduce their budgets by as much as 15% due to the escalating expenses associated with Biden’s migrant crisis.
All city departments have been instructed to make a 5% budget reduction by November. This reduction will translate to a substantial financial adjustment amounting to several billion dollars from the portion of the budget funded by the city, which is part of Adams’ $107 billion expenditure plan.
However, Adams cautioned that if the city does not receive adequate financial support from the Biden administration or Albany in the early months of the upcoming year, there may be an additional 5% reduction required in both January and April.
“Since the large influx of asylum seekers to our city began last spring, we have warned New Yorkers that every city service could be impacted by this crisis if we did not get the support we needed,” Adams said in a statement.
“Coupling the costs of a national crisis that has fallen onto New York City with COVID funding that is running out and reduced revenue growth, our city’s financial future may be at risk if we do not act,” he added.
Adams also warned of layoffs in the aftermath of the budget cuts.
“There’s no scenario of a 5% cut at every agency without layoffs,” said one source. “It will mean dirtier streets and crime could go up.”