Even as city business leaders were joining the growing parade of Democratic politicians condemning the feds’ failure to help New York amid the migrant crisis, the Biden team was rubbing fresh salt in the wound.
In stunningly arrogant letters to Mayor Eric Adams and Gov. Kathy Hochul, Homeland Security chief Alejandro Mayorkas again failed to offer any real help or even hope the crisis would soon end.
Instead, he kibitzed from the peanut gallery.
“The DHS enforcement team has formulated approximately two-dozen recommendations to strengthen the City’s migrant operations,” Mayorkas sniffs.
That’s just the help everyone wants from a supposed partner: Mansplaining about how you’re doing it wrong.
More, he brags about what Team Biden has already done, like allowing “access” to a hanger at JFK Airport to house all of 800 migrants.
Thanks, Alex. That’s maybe two days’ worth of the influx.
The sheer gall here is far more infuriating than Mayorkas’ failure to even deliver on his insulting promise to name a DHS liaison to . . . do something.
He’s telling us what we’re doing wrong?
He’s the one refusing to do his job of ensuring a closed and secure border!
Just last week, The Post reported that Alex’s minions actually welded open 114 floodgates in the border barrier, allowing in an average 1,400, migrants a day.
Yes, he’s doing what his boss wants: President Joe Biden invited millions to come on in, waved them in and then released them on the nation.
Fine: The city (and state) aren’t blameless; neither Hochul nor Adams dares fundamentally challenge the bogus “right to shelter,” nor call out the Biden-Mayorkas wave-them-in betrayal of their oaths of office.
At least, not yet.
But the mayor sees a $4.3 billion (and counting) bill for the migrants cost over two years, not counting the losses as hotels that could be bringing in tourist dollars fill up with taxpayer-supported “asylum seekers.”
And the gov is desperate to avoid the mess spreading to the ‘burbs and upstate.
Meanwhile, every site Adams proposes for a new shelter prompts a protest, some turning violent.
As the city biz leaders note, “The situation is overwhelming the resources” of “city and state governments across the nation.”
They beg for “immediate action to better control the border,” plus all the relief Adams and Hochul have requested, none of which is coming.
How much manure do Biden and Mayorkas have to dump on New York before Empire State Democrats go into full revolt?