The Issue: The city’s plan to set up emergency shelters for migrants in Orchard Beach in The Bronx.
I’m really surprised that the tents for the migrants will be set up in The Bronx (“In‘tents’ setup for migrants,” Sept. 23).
Mr. Mayor, there is a large park on the Upper West Side that could accommodate those tents. I’m sure all the liberals in that neighborhood would love to help out.
Oh, but that’s right — those are the people who donate to your campaign, so you don’t want to inconvenience them.
Why is it always OK to place jails, tents or whatever the rich don’t want in The Bronx? Just another limousine liberal move. The Bronx doesn’t count.
I have supported Mayor Adams with his initiatives to get guns off the street and to reduce crime in New York City.
But his flowery statement that “Ellis Island opened its doors to those yearning to be free” is a myth.
My grandfather immigrated from Poland around 1910. He had to have proof that he would be domiciled and taken care of by relatives who lived in Williamsburg at the time.
He had a difficult journey and could only afford a steerage-class ticket to the United States. At Ellis Island, he felt so sick that he almost did not pass the medical exam and could have been sent back to Europe.
I support immigration, but why are we accepting migrants who are crossing our borders illegally? Can you answer that, Mayor Adams?
This is New York Dem hypocrisy at its finest — setting up tent cities for people who shouldn’t be here in the first place.
I am certain that these tent cities will be filled to capacity and given all the support and care these people will need. All on the backs of already financially strapped New Yorkers. What a disgrace.
Note to Mayor Adams: Two places you can put incoming illegal migrants are Fort Schuyler in The Bronx and Fort Dix in New Jersey.
Both places have all the facilities migrants will need to get by. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy may go along with helping you with in using Fort Dix.
Orchard Beach parking lot not a good idea because all the people on City Island will be against it, and Adams will cause big trouble with them.
The Issue: Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s claim that progressives can’t support Israel’s government.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib insults those progressives who support Israel by accusing them of supporting an “apartheid state (“Top Dems’ Silence on Tlaib’s Slander,” Sept. 23).
Nowhere in Israel are there signs of apartheid. Full citizenship with its rights and obligations are shared by all.
One out of five Israeli citizens are Arabs. Restaurants, hospitals, universities, public transit, the military, the Knesset, the Supreme Court, the vote, etc., are all shared by both Arab and Jewish citizens.
When Palestinians want a state of their own, Israel has been ready to help build one.
Unfortunately, their leaders have never negotiated in good faith, preferring to stay in power by stoking the flames of terror and “Jew hatred” — which Rep. Tlaib encourages with her lies.
With all the problems the United States has — inflation, rampant crime, immigration — Tlaib can only zero in on her obsessive hate for Israel.
Message to Reps. Jerry Nadler, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and other members of Congress: Tweeting is not enough. It’s a cop-out. Let your voices be heard if you think she’s wrong.
Miami Beach, Fla.
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