New York Governor Kathy Hochul (D) quoted Taylor Swift in her State of the State address on Tuesday, calling her a “philosopher.”
”Quoting the philosopher Taylor Swift,” Hochul said, “she reminds us that everybody here was somebody else before. And although people might live fundamentally different lives, they still stand side-by-side on the subway platform, or sit at the counter, the diner, upstate or Long Island, united as New Yorkers. We all want our great state to succeed.”
In her address, she presented an agenda for the state with more than 200 proposals, which included proposals aimed at hate crimes, shoplifting, and climate change.
However, she failed to mention the illegal immigration crisis threatening New York. According to a report from the office of New York City Comptroller Brad Lander, over 100,000 immigrants relocated to New York City in 2023 alone.
Hochul said that the budget would discuss “caring for migrants,” calling this one of the toughest “fiscal issues.”
According to the State of the State document, “Governor Hochul is launching a new, multi-pronged effort to ensure New York’s immigrant communities have access to the tools and resources to realize their full entrepreneurial and economic potential.”
That same day, students at Brooklyn’s James Madison High School were sent home to learn remotely in order to make room for illegal immigrants to be sheltered at the school.
A video was posted by X account Libs of Tiktok, which showed workers unloading supplies from trucks.
BREAKING: I just received this footage from a mom in James Madison High School in NYC where students are learning remotely to make room for illegals to sleep there. Workers are unloading cots, food, and supplies for the illegals.
The mom is told not to record. Why are they… pic.twitter.com/NFHxxS55O5
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) January 10, 2024
Parents of children at the school were upset by the situation, with one parent telling NBC News that she was “very angry” that the city “put our children last” and is “prioritizing the migrants.”
Students at the school were informed that classes would be held virtually, with the school being referred to as an “temporary overnight respite center.”
Elon Musk chimed in with a post on X, writing, “This is what happens when you run out of hotel rooms. Soon, cities will run out of schools to vacate. Then they will come for your homes.”
This is what happens when you run out of hotel rooms. Soon, cities will run out of schools to vacate. Then they will come for your homes. https://t.co/MQ159OlOXc
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 9, 2024