So much for the sanctuary state.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul had a message for migrants while appearing on CNN this past Thursday, and it was not a welcoming one: “If you’re going to leave your country, go somewhere else.”
The shift in tone comes after the Democrat previously spoke highly of New York’s sanctuary status.
“We have to let the word out that when you come to New York, you’re not going to have more hotel rooms,” Hochul said. “We don’t have capacity, so we have to also message properly…the smarter thing is to apply for asylum before you leave your country.”
Also during her appearance on CNN, Hochul said she would be in favor of rescinding New York City’s “right to shelter” law in this current crisis moment, saying it was never intended to ensure “an unlimited, universal right or obligation on the city to have to house literally the entire world.”
On the migrant front, Hochul achieved a minor win after meeting with Joe Biden earlier this week while he was in the Empire State; his administration agreed to approve work authorization and deportation delays for approximately 470,000 Venezuelans already in the country.