Not Getting into ‘Politics’ of Criticism of our Sanctuary Status — ‘There’s Opportunity’ in Migrant Surge

On NewsNation’s “Elizabeth Vargas Report” on Thursday, New York City Emergency Management Commissioner Zachary Iscoll said New York City is “living with politics and palace intrigue” over whether to deal with the influx of immigrants. I have no intention of participating.” As a sanctuary city, there is “an opportunity” for a surge in immigration.

Host Elizabeth Vargas said, “And people like Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) are saying, “You out there, you have the right to sanctuary cities, cities of refuge, you have the right.” How would you react if I said that?” he asked. “You liberals passed this policy, are you going to address it?”

In response, Iscol said: “So I think there’s a lot of confusion and a lot of blame being made as to who’s to blame for this. And I’ll leave it to the politicians to put the blame. The mayor is , we have made it very clear that we are facing a crisis, we need to focus on dealing with that crisis, and we are not going to get involved in politics or palace intrigue. We need to work together to solve this problem.”

Furthermore, he added: “You asked this question, why do people come?” Forced migration is going to be one of the great challenges of the 21st century…and in that forced migration there is an opportunity. Every time this country dealt with forced migration, dating back to World War II, it resulted in 1.8 million European refugees. Vietnamese boat people, Cubans, Haitians, Soviet Jews, the federal government is in the process of moving people across the country to work, and once that is complete, it will represent a huge investment in the American economy and society. It became. ”

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