The new House Speaker, Mike Johnson, is making headlines with his aggressive push for Republican principles in Congress. His recent efforts include passing resolutions that significantly reduce funding for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), along with other financial measures affecting Vice President Kamala Harris and several Biden administration officials.
Continuing this momentum, Speaker Johnson has been at the forefront of advocating for spending deals aimed at curtailing what he views as reckless expenditures, emphasizing the need to uphold traditional American values.
NEW: Speaker Mike Johnson to NYC: Dump ‘sanctuary’ policies to get federal funding.— Western Lensman (@WesternLensman) November 10, 2023
Seems like a step in the right direction.
“The idea that you would maintain a sanctuary city status and then cry out to the federal government for assistance in what you’ve done is, to me,… pic.twitter.com/GogqfMGbqt
In a striking move, Johnson recently unveiled a plan to provide critical aid to cities grappling with significant crises. However, this offer comes with a stern caveat: if New York City’s Mayor, Eric Adams, defies a specific directive, the city stands to lose this much-needed federal assistance.
According to Fox News, during a Thursday announcement, Speaker Johnson directly addressed New York City’s current predicament amidst an escalating migrant crisis. He stipulated that in order for the city to receive federal funds to aid in housing the influx of migrants, it must revoke its sanctuary city status.
Speaker Johnson expressed his views candidly, “The idea that you would maintain a sanctuary city status and then cry out to the federal government for assistance in what you’ve done is, to me, unconscionable,” as quoted by the Post. He added, “I’m certain that will be one of our proposals, and it should.”
This move puts New York City’s Mayor, Eric Adams, in a challenging position. Adams has been outspoken about the severe crisis facing the city, as tens of thousands of migrants have been transported to NYC. He has raised alarms about the potential for this situation to “destroy” the city, given its inability to accommodate such a massive influx of people.
Complicating the situation, New York City upholds policies that protect certain undocumented immigrants, often referred to as “criminal aliens,” by refusing to cooperate with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in their deportation. Speaker Johnson’s proposal, therefore, presents a dilemma for Mayor Adams: to either continue the city’s sanctuary policies and forego federal aid or capitulate to the federal demands in exchange for much-needed support.
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