Joe Biden’s handling of illegal immigration has been a disaster.
Even prominent members of his own party are calling him out.
And a Democrat resorted to one shocking move because of Biden’s border crisis.
Democrats were content to virtue-signal about illegal immigration when the problem was confined to border states.
Democrat mayors and governors proudly exalted their “sanctuary” jurisdiction status.
However, when red state governors on the border began busing illegal aliens to these sanctuary cities, the rhetoric from the Left changed.
Suddenly, Democrats turned into hardcore restrictionists.
For example, D.C. Councilwoman Brianne Nadeau said, “It’s been said and it’s worth reiterating that the governors of Texas and Arizona have created this crisis. And the federal government has not stepped up to assist the District of Columbia so we, along with our regional partners, will do what we’ve always done: we’ll rise to the occasion. We’ve learned from border towns like El Paso and Brownsville and in many ways the governors of Texas and Arizona have turned us into a border town.”
In New York, Mayor Eric Adams said that the border crisis would “destroy New York City.”
Now Adams is instituting a curfew for migrants because of rising crime and panhandling.
The New York Post reported that illegal aliens “staying at the affected respite centers will be required to check in each night by 11 p.m. and remain inside until 6 a.m., mirroring standard curfews in place at homeless shelters across the city. The directive marks Mayor Eric Adams’ first major step to address the complaints of neighbors who say they have been assailed by desperate asylum-seekers begging door to door for food and clothes.”
James Madison High School students were sent into distance learning so migrants could sleep at the school and be processed.
The strain on city resources has been glaring, and Biden has not lifted a finger.
A City Hall spokesperson said, “New York City continues to lead the nation in managing this national humanitarian crisis, and that includes prioritizing the health and safety of both migrants in our care and longtime New Yorkers who live in the communities surrounding the emergency shelters we manage.”
But the happy talk about managing the crisis does not match the reality on the ground.
One resident told the Post, “There’s definitely an invasion of immigrants from Floyd Bennett Field in our neighborhood and I see them sitting outside stores … outside the mall and going around to all the houses in the neighborhood, knocking on the door looking for money.”
The problem is trending in exactly the wrong direction.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.