Van Drew Reveals Cost Of Moving Migrants To Atlantic City

Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-NJ) said President Joe Biden’s plans to move migrants to Atlantic City, NJ, will strain the city’s resources and pose security risks to the nation’s defense.

Reports coming out of the White House revealed that Biden plans to resettle migrants to six poor communities in New York and New Jersey. Van Drew maintains that those communities do not have the resources to cater to the migrants. 

“They can’t provide the resources,” Van Drew said. “This is a town of 50,000 people. Atlantic County can’t do it. This town can’t do it. It should have never happened. Hopefully, it won’t happen. We’re going to fight this with every ounce of strength that we have. It is the wrong thing. When we said what was happening at the southern border was going to affect the entire United States of America, this is what happens. It’s not just — I want people that are listening out there [to understand], this is not just an Arizona problem or a Texas problem or a California problem. This is a United States of America problem, and now they want to come into our beautiful county, our beautiful South Jersey, and try to ruin that as well.”

Van Drew argued that moving the migrants to Atlantic City will impact the city’s resources and pose a security threat to the national defense.

“There’s also a national defense issue here,” Van Drew added. “This is a very, very important issue to understand. We have the FAA Technical Center there, [which is] doing very important work, some of which is very significant for the safety of this country and air flight and we have our F-16s that are there as part of our defense as well, as part of the Air National Guard, the 177th Fighter Wing.”

Van Drew, a former Democrat, noted that the Biden administration’s continued failure to protect the border is intentional and aimed at destroying the social structure of the United States. The lawmaker described the Biden administration as the worst in the country’s history.