This newsletter has previously covered the differences between Democrats and Republicans when it comes to addressing the border crisis.
As the number of illegal border crossers continues to increase, Republican leaders are looking for ways to stop the flow. According to a recent report, the number of people coming across the border illegally is expected to increase even more this year.
During a meeting with the leaders of Canada and Mexico in Mexico, US President Joe Biden stated that the country cannot wall itself off from the problems that other nations face. He also took a veiled swipe at President Donald Trump's border policies.
"During his speech, Biden noted that the journey to the border can be very long and difficult for many people. He also stated that the government should not force people to go through what he referred to as a godawful process."
Biden's statements about making the journey to the border easier have been interpreted as a clear message from the president. For instance, his recent appointees at the DHS have created a new app called CBP One, which allows would-be illegal immigrants to make an appointment to enter the US.
According to Alejandro Mayorkas, the DHS's new secretary, the goal is to encourage a safe and orderly manner for people to cross the border into the US.
During his visit to El Paso, Biden met with local and federal officials to clean the streets. Since Trump's policy has led to thousands of people sleeping on the streets, Biden did not have to witness its effects. A week or so after he arrived in El Paso, Eric Adams, the mayor of New York City, visited the city.
During his meeting with illegal border crossers, Adams asked the government to expedite the processing of work permits. He also stated that he did not want them working in New York.
During his visit to New York City, Adams noted that the city cannot take more immigrants. Due to the policies implemented by the governors of Colorado and Texas, New York has received around 40,000 immigrants. Most of these people came in buses from the two states. El Paso's Democratic mayor, Oscar Leeser, also sent some immigrants to New York.
The statement made by Adams contradicted the city's policy, which is regarded as a sanctuary for immigrants. New York City is known for providing support and resources to immigrants regardless of their legal status. During Trump's time in office, some officials praised the city for defying the president's efforts to enforce immigration laws.
When he was the president of Brooklyn's borough, Adams called out Trump's "racist" and "despicable" ideas. In April 2019, he stated that New York City would stand up to the president. The message from the city to immigrants from all around the world was clear: They are welcome in the city.
After New York City has borne a tiny portion of the cost that illegal border crossers have caused to border towns and cities, Mayor Adams says that the city cannot take in more immigrants.
It seems that the welcoming words about the city being a sanctuary for immigrants have been damaged by the thousands of illegal border crossers that have come to New York.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Washington Examiner.