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New York City ‘Nearing Its Breaking Point’ With Influx Of Illegal Immigrants From Texas: Mayor, by Zachary Stieber

New York is nearing the breaking point with 11,000 illegal immigrants over the last few months, which is a week or two’s worth of illegal immigrants coming into Texas, Arizona, and Florida. If New York is near the breaking point, what do they think is the situation in those states? From Zachary Stieber at The Epoch Times via zerohedge.com:

New York City’s shelter system is close to being overwhelmed by the continued influx of illegal immigrants from Texas, the city’s mayor said on Sept. 14.

“In this new and unforeseen reality, where we expect thousands more to arrive every week going forward, the city’s system is nearing its breaking point,” Mayor Eric Adams, a Democrat, said in a statement.

Illegal immigrants arrive in New York City from Texas on Aug. 25, 2022. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New York has recorded over 11,000 illegal immigrants entering its shelter system in the past several months, with others going into the homes of family members or friends. A number have come from Texas, which started bussing asylum seekers who were released by federal authorities to Democrat-run “sanctuary cities” earlier this year.

U.S. authorities tell the illegal immigrants to go to court at a later date for the asylum claims to be adjudicated. Most claims are denied and many immigrants don’t show up at court. Authorities rarely deport illegal immigrants, especially under Biden.


New York has a law that mandates state and local authorities provide shelter to “the needy.” That means “every asylum seeker that comes to New York will have shelter,” Adams told reporters in a briefing on Thursday.

But officials say they are “reassessing” the city’s practices in following the law because when it was put into place, officials could not “have foreseen” the current situation, a city lawyer told reporters.

Those practices include communications and operational methods.

Adams called Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and other governors who have followed his lead in bussing illegal immigrants to cities “rogue governors” and said officials are trying to figure out various ways to respond to the governors, including legally.

New York is receiving four to six busses per day, according to Manuel Castro, the city’s commissioner of immigrant affairs.

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New York Housing Plan For Illegal Migrants Bused From Texas Falls Apart, by Tyler Durden

Illegal immigrants are fine, as long as they stay away from your city. The hypocrisy of New York and Washington D.C. elites is astounding. From Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com:

New York is struggling to come up with a plan to deal with thousands of illegal immigrants being bused in from Texas, and the costs are starting to pile up.  It’s another interesting development in the ongoing saga of the reverse Cloward-Piven strategy being used against open-border progressives in New York and Washington DC.  So far, the tactic appears to be working.

The obvious irony of the situation is that leftist elites have long demanded that southern border states like Texas ignore constitutional laws on citizenship and take on the job of processing, feeding, housing and transporting millions of illegal immigrants every year (well beyond the efforts of federal border patrol) while New York can’t even handle 6000 of them.

Currently, costs for the ongoing surge in migrants bused into NYC are estimated at around $300 million.  This is not accounting for the city’s plans to create a large processing center next to a hotel or housing facility designed to accommodate thousands of people at a time.  New York’s Department of Homeless Services has been struggling to stay afloat and the so far their plans to open the processing center have fallen apart according to officials.

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Will the Supreme Court put a stake through the heart of gun control? By Frank Friday

You don’t have a right, as a matter of right, to bear firearms if onerous and discretionary permitting allows government to deny you the necessary permit. From Frank Friday at americanthinker.com:

The irony is rich.  Old Joe Biden, floundering in the polls and needing a distraction, seized on the recent mass shootings to launch a gun control push.  Many conservatives are panicked by his talk of an “assault weapons” ban, whatever that means, and outlawing all 9mm ammunition.

Yet, without any compromise on badly needed school safety provisions, it is hard to see even modest federal gun restrictions going forward.  In fact, the Republican proposal is starting to look like no more than what McConnell, and even Trump, was offering the Dems in 2019.  Meanwhile, the constitutional conservatives on the Supreme Court are going to hand down another important decision on self-defense and the Second Amendment.

The looming SCOTUS decision everyone knows about is the expected overturning of Roe v. Wade in the Dobbs case.  But also coming this June is the Bruen case, which should strike down the granddaddy of all American gun control laws: New York’s 1911 Sullivan Act.  Sullivan was a corrupt Tammany Hall politician, and there are many scholars who think Sullivan’s motives in essentially disarming law-abiding citizens of their pistols was to make life easier for his many criminal compatriots.

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NY Rewards Illegal Aliens with COVID Relief Checks 10 TIMES Amount Given to American Citizens, by Kyle Becker

You can bet most of the illegal aliens in this country will be making a beeline for New York. From Kyle Becker at beckernews.com:

The State of New York has passed a new budget with major tax increases that will only drive more business from the declining state.

It is also carving out billions to cut one-time checks for illegal immigrants who lost work due to the state’s lockdowns.

The size of the checks? Over ten times that given to Americans in the last round of stimulus sent out by the Biden administration.

The bill includes $2.1 billion fund to provide “one-time payments for undocumented workers who did not qualify for federal stimulus checks or unemployment benefits,” the New York Times reported, “according to budget highlights released by the governor’s office.”

“New York will now offer one-time payments of up to $15,600 to undocumented immigrants who lost work during the pandemic,” the report continued. “The effort — a $2.1 billion fund in the state budget — is by far the biggest of its kind in the country and a sign of the state’s shift toward policies championed by progressive Democrats.”

The last round of “stimulus” payments sent to under the Biden administration’s plan began to be issued on Friday.

“That brings the total disbursed payments from the latest stimulus package to more than 156 million payments, worth about $372 billion,” reported USA Today. “The payments, which total up to $1,400 each per individual, were distributed mostly by direct deposits and paper checks.”

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New York & California Democratic Voters: You Got What You Voted For, by PF Whalen

The only people we should feel sorry in California and New York are the non-blue who for whatever reasons can’t move out. From PF Whalen at thebluestateconservative.com:

Twentieth-century journalist H.L Mencken was notoriously cynical, particularly when it came to the virtues of democracy. One of Mencken’s more colorful comments on the topic came when he offered the following observation, “Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.” Over one hundred years after that statement was made, there is arguably no better example of its occasional accuracy than the situations we currently see unfolding in New York and California.

New York and California are two of the bluest of all blue states. They’re both run by Democratic Governors with legislatures dominated by Democratic majorities, and are two of the most populous states in the nation. They’re also both states with an electorate that currently appear to be suffering from buyers’ remorse. If you’re a resident of New York or California, however, and if you vote Democrat every November without giving the decision a second thought like so many do, you’ve got no one to blame but yourselves. If you voted for Gov. Gavin Newsom in California, or Gov. Andrew Cuomo in New York, or any of the scores of other Democrats that have been handed the keys of power throughout your states, you shouldn’t be surprised: this is what you get.

Visitors from outer-space arriving last November without any previous knowledge of New York politics would no doubt conclude that Governor Cuomo’s precipitous fall has come totally out of left field; unexpected and shocking. But they would be incorrect.

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Lawmaker Urges NY AG, DOJ to Subpoena Cuomo’s Office Over Handling of CCP Virus Pandemic, by Janita Kan

There seems to be some suspicious discrepancies and omissions in New York state’s reporting of Covid deaths, especially among the elderly. From Janita Kan at theepochtimes.com:

Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) is demanding answers after a new report revealed New York state health officials underreported COVID-19-related nursing home deaths by as much as 50 percent in some places.

The New York House member characterized the revelations as “a massive corruption and coverup scandal at the highest level of New York State Government.” She blamed the Governor, the Secretary to the Governor, the New York State Health Commissioner, and the Governor’s staff for the worrisome findings, which also revealed that some nursing homes did not comply with infection control protocols and had placed residents at increased risk of harm.

“Every New Yorker deserves transparency, accountability, and answers regarding the orchestration of this illegal coverup,” Stefanik said in a statement.

Stefanik is now urging New York Attorney General Letitia James and the Justice Department to issue subpoenas to the administration of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, for documentation and communications related to his handling of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic.

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New York Wants COVID Concentration Camps, by Simon Black

Simon black’s weekly compilation of the absurd. From Black at sovereignman.com:

Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice.

Congress Goes Gender Neutral, Starting with “Amen, and Awomen.”

It’s tradition that an opening prayer is read on the first day of the US House of Representatives.

Congressman Emanuel Cleaver led the prayer which he concluded, “Amen, and Awomen.”

Nevermind that ‘Amen’ does not at all refer to sex or gender, it comes from the historical Hebrew word meaning “so be it.”
(and I suppose that ‘awomen’ comes from herstorical Shebrew?)

So Congressperson Cleaver tried to play it off as a lighthearted jest, to welcome the record number of women into Congress.

Except that at the same time, Congress has passed new rules banning gendered speech in the House of Representatives.

“Seamen” is now “seafarer”. “Mother” and “father” are simply “parent”. “Brother” and “sister” become “sibling”.

Even more technical, legal language, like “ombudsman” is now “ombuds”. “Congressman” and “Congresswoman” are now “Member”.

Click here to read the bill or here to watch the video of the prayer.

Concentration Camps for COVID in New York

New York legislators have introduced a bill that would authorize state health officials to detain people without charges.

The law would apply in the event the government declares a health emergency, like the ones in force for essentially all of 2020, which were used to justify the COVID lockdowns.

Cuomo Covid Camps, from The Burning Platform

Here’s a prospective new liberty-destroying tyranny to go along with the ones we’ve already got or which will soon be enacted. The direct link to the legislation is: https://t.co/nXeG8qQXL5?amp=1. From The Burning Platform at theburningplatform.com:

Just get on the train. It is for your own good.

New York Must Raise Taxes Regardless Of Whether It Receives Federal Relief, Gov. Cuomo Says, by Tyler Durden

Higher taxes should make New York an even more loathsome place to those considering fleeing. From Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com:

In what should come as a shock to precisely no one, New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo (famous for pissing away hundreds of millions of dollars in Tesla’s Buffalo boondoggle), thinks he’s such a great allocator of capital that his state needs to raise taxes. The Democrat playbook is becoming a bit predictable, isn’t it?

This, of course, comes while businesses and private citizens are moving hand over fist out of the state in favor of states like Florida and Texas, where there is no personal income tax.

Cuomo made the comments on Wednesday of this week when he was asked about the deficit created for his state by the Covid-19 pandemic. “Mr. Cuomo didn’t specify which taxes the state would look to increase, and his aides didn’t answer subsequent questions,” the Wall Street Journal reported. That’s some high quality leadership if we’ve ever seen it.

The state had adopted a budget in April that was dependent on further Federal relief that has not yet materialized. Now, Cuomo is saying that even if the Federal relief happens, tax hikes are still on the table. 

Currently, both sides of the aisle once again seem gridlocked on getting any type of stimulus deal done, with a punt of the issue into 2021 becoming more likely as the days pass by.

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Dear Jerry and James: You’re Both Wrong About New York, by Charles Hugh Smith

The merchants of debt took over New York and other cities after President Nixon cut the dollars link to anything real back in 1971. From Charles Hugh Smith at oftwominds.com:

The “system” known as a city, now bloated and overgrown by decades of mal-investment, will be forced to become self-supporting.

So let’s look at the urban exodus that’s exciting so much commentary. Two essays pin each end of the urban exodus spectrum: James Altucher’s NYC Is Dead Forever, Here’s Why focuses on the technological improvements in bandwidth that enable digital-economy types to work from anywhere, and the destabilizing threat of rising crime. In his telling, both will drive a long-term, accelerating urban exodus.

Jerry Seinfeld’s sharp rebuttal, So You Think New York Is ‘Dead’, focuses on the inherent greatness of NYC and other global metropolises based on their unique concentration of wealth, arts, creativity, entertainment, business, diversity, culture, signature neighborhoods, etc.

Today I’m publishing a guest essay on the topic by correspondent R.J.:

Dear Jerry and James: You’re Both Wrong About New York, And I doubt you’ll ever be able to see why.

Fifty years ago, cartoons of New York Mayor John Lindsay were splashed across the editorial pages of American media. Pockets emptied and with a comical expression, he was depicted as a pathetic beggar, hoping somebody, anybody would loan his city the money it desperately needed to continue paying its bills.

His challenge was reflected in just about every other major city, where commercial flight, infrastructure rot, and population loss was on-going and devastating to already corrupt civic finances.

Turned out cities weren’t selling what people wanted to buy. People wanted space, property, and autonomy—the supplies of which cities are specifically designed to restrict for their leader’s own personal aggrandizement. The unprecedented prosperity of the postwar years created a large American middle class with options.

And they opted to move out.

So the city’s economic model fell apart.

Yet twenty years later after John Lindsay went begging, most large cities were experiencing a civic renaissance–with investments in world-class infrastructure, an influx of youth and talent, and rates of population growth that would rival previous heydays.

Budgets were even being balanced.

What happened?

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