Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) joined politicians in New York City to denounce Mayor Eric Adams’s call to clamp down on the city’s migrant crisis.

The lawmakers toured The Roosevelt Hotel, which has become a migrant housing shelter center in recent months, before stepping outside to speak to the press. The presser was quickly swarmed by anti-illegal immigration protestors who drowned out the politicians with their shouting.

Footage from Freedom News shows dozens of New Yorkers holding signs, screaming at security, and yelling over the speeches delivered by AOC, Rep. Jerry Nadler (D), and others. “Close the border!” they chanted. “What is this here then?” one man shouted to security, pointing at a barrier placed to keep the protestors out. “They’re barriers for who? For who? For us? For the United States? No you calm down,” he shouted back at an official. “You’re complicit in destroying the city!”

“Ultimately I think that there are three points of consensus here that are very important to getting a solution to this issue,” AOC tried to say over the screaming. She called for an increase in federal “resources” to cities and municipalities dealing with the migrants, rapid work authorizations for asylum seekers, and an extension in protected statuses for Venezuelan refugees, whom she claimed are the largest group of migrants coming to the city. She did not happen to mention why Venezuelans are fleeing the state socialist oligarchy ruled over by strongman Nicolas Maduro.

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A New York official next to AOC asked for an extension in Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Venezuelans and additional funding for the city.

Previously, Mayor Eric Adams admitted defeat before city officials and the media, bemoaning the influx of migrants and the financial stress it is placing on the city government.

“This issue will destroy New York City. Destroy New York City. We’re getting 10,000 migrants a month,” he complained. “Every community in this city is going to be impacted. We have a twelve billion dollar deficit. We’re going to have to cut every service in this city.”

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