Instead of mentioning the wave of illegal immigration taking New York City by storm, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) recently quoted famed singer Taylor Swift during her first State of the State address in 2024, whom she called a “philosopher.”
“Quoting the philosopher Taylor Swift,” Hochul began, “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.”
Hochul added she would “tackle some of the toughest fiscal issues, like caring for migrants and the structural deficit.”
The subway platforms that Hochul is referring to have been devastated by rising crime across New York and homelessness that has reached unprecedented levels in the Empire State.
The New York governor was blasted for ignoring illegal immigration.
On X, formerly known as Twitter, Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY) wrote, “Nearly 100,000 migrants entered New York in 2023. Yet, Governor Hochul merely mentioned the word ‘migrant’ once during her State of the State Address yesterday.”
“Hochul’s failure to take this crisis seriously will only prolong the detrimental effects it will have on our state,” Tenney continued.
Nearly 100,000 migrants entered New York in 2023.
Yet, Governor Hochul merely mentioned the word “migrant” once during her State of the State Address yesterday.
Hochul's failure to take this crisis seriously will only prolong the detrimental effects it will have on our state!
— Rep. Claudia Tenney (@RepTenney) January 10, 2024
Although Hochul refused to mention the illegal immigration crisis, New York has taken in over 100,000 unlawful migrants who have flooded the Big Apple in 2023.
Kathy Hochul talks future of New York without addressing illegal immigrant crisis pic.twitter.com/Xl1e1Rvxuf
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) January 10, 2024
Hochul’s remarks on Swift came on the same day that students at James Madison High School in Brooklyn, New York, were sent home early and forced to work remotely on Jan. 10, 2024, because illegal immigrants needed to be housed in the school.
On X, formerly known as Twitter, the prominent conservative account Libs of TikTok showed a video of truckers unloading supplies for the illegal immigrants being housed at the schools as children are robbed of their education.
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
Hochul’s State of the State document included the New York governor’s plan to tackle illegal immigration in the Empire State, which involved using the state’s budget.
“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,” the document states.