In the wake of New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ dire prediction about the fate of the city due to an influx of over 110,000 migrants since the previous year, the co-hosts of “The View” faced swift backlash on social media for their comments regarding the distribution of migrants across the United States.
Mayor Adams expressed grave concerns about the ongoing issue during a town hall meeting on the Upper West Side, stating, “Let me tell you something, New Yorkers. Never in my life have I had a problem that I did not see an ending to. I don’t see an ending to this. This issue will destroy New York City. Destroy New York City,” he emphasized, noting that the city was receiving an astounding 10,000 migrants each month.
On the popular daytime talk show, “The View,” the co-hosts discussed not only the challenges faced by New York City but also the broader issue of migrants flooding into the United States from its southern border. Alyssa Farah Griffin, one of the co-hosts, drew parallels between New York’s situation and the long-standing challenges faced by border states. She emphasized that this was not just a federal or American problem but a global issue that required cooperation and non-performative actions.
Ana Navarro, another co-host, acknowledged the federal government’s prioritization of asylum seekers and recalled her own immigration experience in the 1980s. However, she agreed with Mayor Adams that mass immigration could place significant stress on a city. She suggested that migrants needed to be resettled elsewhere to alleviate the pressure on New York City. Sara Haines, another co-host, concurred, emphasizing the vastness of the United States and the need for migrants to be spread out.
Joy Behar, weighing in on the discussion, highlighted the potential for the issue to worsen due to global warming and climate change, as people from certain regions might be forced to seek new homes.
Following their comments on the show, the co-hosts faced criticism on social media, with many users accusing them of hypocrisy and elitism. Critics argued that the co-hosts were advocating for policies that wouldn’t affect them personally. These reactions were captured in tweets and comments across various social media platforms.
This needs to be in an ad. “The consequences of liberal policies I support aren’t supposed to affect ME!” https://t.co/V5IjXrQK01
— Doug Powers (@ThePowersThatBe) September 8, 2023
Libs who’ve seen Hamilton 20 times be like, “send those migrants elsewhere”
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) September 8, 2023