Looks like two different Dems have had two very different takes on 50 percent over the past few days.
On one hand, the perpetually dishonest DHS Secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas, has shifted from saying there are effectively zero issues at the border to a reduction of “50 percent” of illegal encounters following the end of Title 42.
“Over the past two days, the United States Border Patrol has experienced a 50% drop in the number of encounters versus what we were experiencing earlier in the week before Title 42,” Mayorkas boomed.
Well, that’s not saying much. Perhaps there was a 50 percent “drop” due to even fewer migrants being processed, coupled with a 50 percent or greater “increase” in illegal getaways?
Besides, if illegal migrant entries have really declined that precipitously, exactly why is a different Dem highlighting a very different reality with regards to 50 percent?
Beleaguered New York City Mayor Eric Adams, who unwisely vowed to make his city a perpetual sanctuary city, is certainly one of the individuals reporting a less than ceremonious 50 percent.
“In order to address an onslaught, you have to have places you can put people. Almost half of all hotel rooms now are taken up by asylum seekers. Think about that. I’m not sure what it’s going to take before people hear what I am saying,” Adams declared.
So, what was formerly one of the most touristy cities in the United States now has half its hotel rooms filled with taxpayer-funded illegal migrants.
Well done, sanctuary city policies.
“New York City is the hotel capital. We’re the hotel capital – tourism, visitors, sporting events, graduations … It’s a major economic engine for us. Almost 50% of those hotel rooms are being taken up by migrant asylum seekers,” Adams bemoaned.
Wow. Remarkable … Adams is actually reflecting upon the negative economic consequences of horrific sanctuary city policies? Who would have thought!
Now, if we can get him to start addressing the very real public safety risks, he just might be making more sense than he was just a few short weeks ago.
“Instead of moneys coming from people who are visiting us and spending and our tourism and our Broadway plays – instead of them using those hotels, we’re using those hotels,” Adams continued mournfully.
Yep. Imagine all that extra city tax New York could have been collecting to continue funding migrants in lavish hotels.
And imagine all those taxes continuing to vanish into the night as the migrant takeover continues.
In a separate commentary, Adams also called for the 100,000+ towns, cities, and other areas of America to take on the burden that New York suddenly finds itself bearing.
“We have 108,000 cities, villages, towns … If everyone takes a small portion of that, and if it’s coordinated at the border, to ensure that those who are coming here to this country in a lawful manner is actually moved throughout the entire country, it is not a burden on one city,” Adams asserted.
The only problem, Mr. Adams, is a small percentage of those 108,000 cities have declared themselves to be “sanctuary cities” … and if one were an illegal migrant, it seems like heading somewhere with “sanctuary” designation would be #1 on the list.
Author: Jane Jones