NY Gov. Hochul Calls for Tighter Border Controls

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(TheRedWire.com) – On Sunday, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) called for Congress to put a “limit” on the number of people crossing the Southern border, which she claimed was “too open.” This request is similar to the one that congressional Republicans have been making from the Biden administration for months.

Hochul, who recently appeared on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” had to answer CBS host Margaret Brennan’s question about the lack of border provision in the federal spending deal that was voted on during the weekend to avoid a government shutdown. She was also asked what actions she would like Congress to take in the next 45 days.

Hochul started by shaming both House Speaker McCarthy and Congress Republicans who are not willing to work with the Biden administration on comprehensive immigration reform. She added that a “sensible border strategy” was necessary.

However, Brennan pushed Hochul further, asking her what specific actions she would like Congress to take to address the migrant crisis. In response, Hochul stated she wanted to see a limit on how many people were allowed to cross the U.S. border, which she called “too open.” As she pointed out, there were people from across the world who could enter the U.S. just by claiming that they were seeking asylum. Most of those people then ended up in the streets of New York.

She added that Congress needed to implement more border controls and that they had to talk about potentially placing more Border Patrol officers to control the border.

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