Illegal Immigrants are now able to seek jobs in New York after New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) recently announced the state identified approximately 18,000 job openings.
Gov. Kathy Hochul of New York plans to fill over 18,000 job vacancies with illegal immigrants, despite 385,000 unemployed New Yorkers. Hochul sees this as a solution, claiming that illegal immigration benefits businesses. The jobs available are primarily… https://t.co/MvIK5oFnnt
— AM1_NEWS (@am1_news) October 3, 2023
“Migrants and asylum seekers came here to work — so let’s put them to work,” Hochul said in a statement. “Right now, we have a migrant crisis and a workforce crisis. By connecting work-eligible individuals with jobs and opportunity in New York, we can solve them both and secure a brighter future for all New Yorkers.”
Of course, Democrats are now acting tough against illegal immigration since a presidential election is coming up.
Hochul recently admitted what we’ve known for a long time: the border is open. The New York governor appeared on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” where she called for stricter border measures, as well as a “limit” to those who can just cross the border into the U.S.
“I want them to have a limit on who can come across the border. It is too open right now,” Hochul said, as reported by the Washington Examiner. “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.”
“We are one of the most diverse places on Earth because of our welcoming nature, and it’s in our DNA to welcome immigrants,” she added. “But there has to be some limits in place, and Congress has to put more controls at the border.”
Hochul’s comments resemble a stark difference from remarks she made in December 2021 about New York’s history of welcoming immigrants and refugees.
“Where people who left religious persecution or left wars, left oppression and left extreme poverty, like my own grandparents, leaving Ireland with nothing, that is what we have always viewed as our responsibility to the rest of the world,” Hochul said at the time, the Blaze reported.
“But because of that, we are a far better, more enriched, diverse state. And that’s a huge point of pride for all New Yorkers,” Hochul added.
Since 2022, New York has experienced a surge in illegal immigration. The state has taken in over 100,000 migrants and has been forced to establish encampments for them. To date, New York City, where a bulk of the migrants are located, has spent over $1.2 billion to combat the crisis.