New York has a proud legacy of offering refuge to newcomers hoping to make life better for themselves and their families. That hope is something we all share, and the promise of refuge has made our state what it is. It’s the spirit of the Emma Lazarus poem etched into Lady Liberty’s pedestal.
New York is also known for being a place where big things get done.
That is why it’s especially galling when our leaders point fingers, pass the buck, play politics, or engage in fearmongering about the many migrants arriving in New York over the last year, mostly in New York City.
They’re acting small in a New York that should have a big heart, big ideas, and wide arms.
U.S Majority Leader Schumer