Posted on May 16, 2023

Hochul Tells Al Sharpton New York City Is ‘Bursting at the Seams’ With Illegal Immigrants

Luke Gentile, Washington Examiner, May 15, 2023

Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-NY) told the Rev. Al Sharpton that her state is “bursting at the seams” with illegal immigrants.

With the expiration of Title 42 on Thursday at 11:59 p.m., border officials expected to face an unprecedented surge of migrants crossing from Mexico into the United States.


“We already have over 61,000 — over 40,000 housed in New York City,” she said. “They’re bursting at the seams {snip}”

At least $1 billion of the state budget and legal assistance has been put forward by Hochul’s administration to address the situation, she said.


People will start living in tents — not just on the border but in the streets of New York City and across the state, Hochul said.

“We’ve reached a breaking point,” she concluded.