New York Gov. Kathy Hochul is being accused by fellow leaders in the Empire State of being missing in action as they scrambled to deal with tens of thousands of migrants that have flooded into the state in recent months.
While Hochul said she is working behind the scenes to address a spike in migrants, leaders have noticed an absence as the state braced for a post-Title 42 surge in migration coming through from the border to New York City in particular, according to a Politico report.
The crisis has caused a number of hot political controversies. New York City Mayor Eric Adams enraged officials outside of the city when he began busing migrants to Orange and Rockland County. Meanwhile, the Big Apple has seen protests and more anger over the decision to move migrants into public school gyms.
The outlet reported that Hochuls’ team held a call last week with county leaders — but that the governor herself was not on the call. Aides told the outlet she was working the phones later in the week to find properties to house migrants, and to lobby the federal government for more financial aid.
Earlier in the week, she had issued an executive order and deployed up to 500 National Guard members to aid with the crisis.
Fox News’ Lindsey Kornick contributed to this report.