Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) claimed the state is being overwhelmed with illegal aliens after he okayed the funding of numerous social programs for them.
The comments by the California governor came in an interview with ABC News in which he warned that the migrant crisis would grow in scope upon the end of Title 42, a Trump-era policy that mandated asylum applicants stay in Mexico rather than enter the U.S.
“The fact is what we’ve got right now is not working, and it’s about to break in a post-42 world unless we take some responsibility and ownership,” said Newsom.
“And I’m saying that as a Democrat, I’m not saying that to point fingers, I’m saying that as a father, I’m saying that as someone that feels responsible for being part of the solution and I’m trying to do my best here,” the governor added.
Newsom argued that the government must do more to help solve the migrant crisis, noting that nine shelters along the border had reached capacity. The California governor alleged that the federal government is shipping migrants to California because of how well the state treats them, according to Blaze Media.
“The more we do, the burden is placed disproportionate on us,” he said.
“We can’t continue to fund all of these sites because of the budgetary pressures now being placed on this state and the offsetting issues that I have to address,” stated Newsom. “The reality is, unless we’re doing what we’re doing, people will end up on the streets.”
Asked what he expects might happen in his state if Title 42 expires, California Gov. Gavin Newsom tells @mattgutmanabc: "Young kids are going to be out there sleeping on the sidewalks…A lot of people are going to be exploited." https://t.co/91c7c9AZkx pic.twitter.com/JSSn42hZHR
— ABC News (@ABC) December 13, 2022
Some found Newsom’s complaints of “budgetary pressure” to be ironic given that it was only last August when the California governor signed a new law that expanded healthcare benefits to at least 40,000 illegal aliens.
He has also declared support for a socialized healthcare system that would cover all people located in the state, including illegal residents.
“Here in the largest state in our union, in the state of California, we are positioned with this budget to be able to deliver on what we’ve been promoting: universal health care for all, regardless of a pre-existing condition, regardless of the ability to pay, and regardless of your immigration status,” Newsom said in January of this year.