Monday, September 11, 2023

Wealthy Democrats Aided And Abetted The Biden Border Crisis, Now They’re Whining About It; Top CEOs Call on Biden Administration to Address Migrant Influx in New York

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Wealthy Democrats Aided And Abetted The Biden Border Crisis, Now They’re Whining About It:
Well-heeled Democrat-aligned CEOs in blue sanctuary cities can cry me a river about the migrant crisis they fomented.
Amid the scrum of news this week about Democrat-led schemes to put former President Donald Trump on trial during the GOP primaries and rig the 2024 election in plain sight, you might have missed a cautionary tale out of New York City, where Democrat millionaires are whining about a migrant crisis they helped create.
A group of more than 120 executives, including Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase, Larry Fink of BlackRock, and Jane Fraser of Citigroup, sent a letter to the Biden administration and congressional leaders asking for more federal aid to New York, to help with what they call “the humanitarian crisis that has resulted from the continued flow of asylum-seekers into our country.”
Credit where credit is due: These wealthy New York executives seem to have figured out the connection between huge numbers of illegal immigrants — sorry, “asylum-seekers” — and the humanitarian crisis that always follows.
It’s a connection many of us made years ago, back when massive waves of illegal immigrants were overrunning Texas border towns and gathering in sprawling makeshift encampments along the north banks of the Rio Grande. Unable to house or even properly process these people, federal border officials resorted to dropping them off at bus stations in places like McAllen and Del Rio, Texas — relatively small towns with few resources to cope with the thousands of illegal immigrants released from federal custody, sometimes on a daily basis.
But so long as the chaos and crisis stayed in south Texas, Democrats in deep-blue enclaves like New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles were happy to tut-tut anyone who claimed there was a problem at the border or suggested that maybe we should do something to stop the flow of illegal border-crossers. If you complained or proposed solutions, you were a racist — just like those Border Patrol horsemen with their “whips.” How dare they try to stop foreigners from illegally entering the country right in front of them?
But now that hotels and shelters are filled to overflowing in these cities, now that the crisis has come directly to open-border Democrats’ homes and places of work, wealthy urban elites want the government to do something about it. (A New York Times story this week mentioned that new arrivals are being forced to sleep outside over-capacity shelters, including one at the Roosevelt Hotel in Midtown, “just blocks away from JPMorgan’s offices.”) --->READ MORE HERE
Top CEOs call on Biden administration to address migrant influx in New York:
The CEOs of JPMorgan Chase and Pfizer are among those who signed the letter.
Dozens of the nation's most prominent business leaders called for federal aid and speedy processing of work permits to address an influx of asylum seekers in New York City.
The arrival of more than 100,000 migrants from the southern U.S. border has pitted some local and state officials against President Joe Biden, setting off a high-profile dispute over proper treatment of the asylum seekers and who should pay for it.
More than 120 executives -- including JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla and BlackRock CEO Larry Fink -- signed a letter to Biden and Congressional leaders that characterized the New York business community as "deeply concerned" over the "humanitarian crisis."
The business leaders backed a request made by Democratic New York Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday calling on Biden to provide funds for the migrants' healthcare, transportation, education and housing costs as well as expedited work authorizations.
Government support for migrants will cost $12 billion over the next three years, New York City Mayor Eric Adams, who has also called for federal aid, said earlier this month.
The estimate came days after a line of migrants formed on the sidewalk outside of an intake center in midtown Manhattan at the Roosevelt Hotel. The migrants slept outside for days before they gained temporary shelter elsewhere.
In the letter published on Monday, top executives said responsibility for addressing the migrant crisis should fall entirely on the federal government.
"Immigration policies and control of our country's border are clearly a federal responsibility; state and local governments have no standing in this matter," the executives said. --->READ MORE HERE
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