East Greenbush, N.Y. - Congresswoman Elise Stefanik led a letter to Far Left Governor Kathy Hochul urging her to join the 25 governors across our country that have pledged support to Texas Governor Greg Abbott in his efforts to secure the U.S. Southern Border. 

Nearly $2 billion taxpayer dollars have been spent on New York City’s illegal immigration crisis with the costs expected to rise to over $12 billion in Fiscal Year 2025. Meanwhile, America Last Hochul proposed a state budget that includes cuts to New York State schools in order for taxpayers to keep funding the influx of illegal immigrants arriving to take advantage of Hochul’s sanctuary city policies.

“Far Left Kathy Hochul has openly admitted that New York taxpayers cannot afford to continue subsidizing the illegal immigrants pouring in through our borders because of Joe Biden’s disastrous open border policies. She has the opportunity here and now to stand with Governor Greg Abbott as he works tirelessly to secure Texas’s border and secure our country from this invasion Joe Biden has unforgivably encouraged,” said Congresswoman Elise Stefanik. “Kathy Hochul has a duty to every New Yorker to ensure their safety and security and right now she is miserably failing them.”