(ConservativeSense.com) – Officials in Quebec have demanded that New York City stop sending illegal aliens across the border. New York Mayor Eric Adams has confirmed that his city is paying for busses to take migrants to Canada following his declaration of a state of emergency in the Big Apple due to the huge numbers of immigrants arriving.
Adams said the city can no longer cope. This is despite his frequent assurances that New York is a “sanctuary city” that welcomes immigration. A spokesperson for Quebec Premier Francois Legault said, “Any form of assistance to migrants crossing the border where it is strictly forbidden to do so should stop immediately.”
Francois Legault is the leader of the Coalition Avenir Québec, which won a majority in Quebec in 2018 and formed its first government. It was re-elected to power in 2022, increasing its majority. It is a party consisting of both Quebec nationalists and federalists but has said it will not seek independence from Canada. Furthermore, the party has been critical of the high levels of migration to the province, and leader Legault has said immigration higher than 50,000 people per year would be “suicidal.” He has also spoken against multiculturalism and said that immigrants should integrate and learn to speak French.
More than 50,000 migrants have arrived in New York City since last spring and have been accommodated at hotels and homeless shelters. Many of the arrivals had been sent to the Big Apple from border states buckling under the strain of record numbers crossing into the United States from South America. Since Biden entered the White House, more than 2.9 million border crossers have made it through to the US interior.
New York Mayor Eric Adams said that accommodating arrivals has cost his city more than $4 billion through 2022 and 2023. The costs include housing, healthcare, education, and clothing. All of these costs will be met by the NYC taxpayer, who is also funding the trips to the Canadian border.
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