The Biden administration’s mishandling of the immigration crisis is leading to some unlikely criticism from prominent Democrats in one of the nation’s bluest states.
Former New York Governor David Paterson, a Democrat, is warning about a coming “revolt” by U.S. cities against the federal government if it does not solve the migrant crisis.
Paterson argued that speaking out about the migrant crisis is necessary to jolt the Biden administration into action.
Paterson told John Catsimatidis on WABC 770AM radio’s “Cat’s Roundtable” that the federal government appears to lack either the “willingness or ability” to address the escalating crisis. The former governor criticized the administration’s decision to relocate migrants to various cities without giving sufficient financial support.
The ex-gov suggested that other cities facing challenges similar to New York might eventually push back against the national approach, leading to a potential “city versus country revolt.”
While emphasizing empathy towards migrants, Paterson also noted that support needs to be sustainable: “I think most people are very sympathetic to the plight of the migrants and would like to help. But as in any situation, even when you’re giving to charity, you give as much as you can, not as much as they think