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‘Unprecedented Level Of Assistance’: Dem Gov Slams NYC Over Handling Of Migrant Crisis

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Democratic New York Gov. Kathy Hochul accused fellow Democrat New York City Mayor Eric Adams Tuesday of not communicating or coordinating with the state over the ongoing migrant crisis, according to Politico.

Hochul’s legal team accused Adams of busing migrants with little or no notice to the suburbs and refusing some state assistance, including shelter resources, according to Politico, which obtained the letter Wednesday morning. The city has had to care for roughly 100,000 migrants. (RELATED: Dem Govs, Mayors Declared Emergencies After Receiving Trickle Of Southern Border’s Migrant Flood)

“The State has provided and will continue to provide an unprecedented level of assistance to the City and to develop dynamic strategies to support the City in meeting its legal obligations and handling this crisis effectively,” the state’s new counsel, Faith Gay, wrote in the letter.

Adams requested more support from the state and federal government to help with the migrant surge in an Aug. 9 press conference.

“New York City has been left to pick up the pieces of a broken immigration system — one that is projected to cost our city $12 billion over the course of three fiscal years without policy changes and further support from the state and federal governments. Our compassion may be limitless, but our resources are not,” Adams said during the presser.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 26: New York City Mayor Eric Adams speaks during a press conference on gun violence at the Office of Chief Medical Examiner on June 26, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

Several counties condemned Adams’ migrant transports to New York suburbs, resulting in a lawsuit from Orange County, New York, which alleged that they had little notice of the buses.

“Last night we were notified by the state of New York that the city of New York was now going to pause, and not bring any buses of any undocumented individuals to Orange County. Unfortunately we found out that wasn’t the truth this morning,” Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus said in a May 11 video posted to his Facebook, noting that “about 15 minutes or so before the buses arrived, we got notification, not from the city of New York by the way… but by people that along the way saw NYPD escorted buses.”

Adams’ office didn’t immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

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