In Friday’s press conference in New York City, Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Jerry Nadler (D-NY) faced a barrage of protests and shouts from disgruntled New Yorkers. The event, which was meant to address the ongoing illegal migrant crisis, quickly turned chaotic as both representatives were shouted down by vocal protesters.
New York City has been grappling with the arrival of over 100,000 migrants in the past year, putting significant strain on the city’s shelter system.
Ocasio-Cortez began her speech emphasizing the American dream and the need for increased federal resources to cities grappling with the migrant influx. “They are prevented from getting jobs, they are prevented from employment, and that is part of the strain on our public system,” AOC claimed. “The faster that folks can access the work that they’re asking for, legally, the better we can solve this problem.”
However, her speech was interrupted by shouts and protests, with one vocal protester emphasizing the strain on New York City’s resources and the potential health risks posed by migrants.
Jerry Nadler’s attempt to address the situation was also met with interruptions. When questioned about the overload of students in New York City schools and the need for more