Amid serious pressure from Democratic leaders, the White House granted temporary work permits for hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans who are already in the country. After pressuring President Joe Biden for months, Gov. Kathy Hochul and Mayor Eric Adams praised the move. NY1 political reporters Bobby Cuza, Kevin Frey and NY1 political director Bob Hardt weighed in on the announcement and took a look at some of the recent protests regarding migrant shelters on Staten Island and Floyd Bennett Field.
After that, a tragic event occurred when a 1-year-old child died in a Bronx day care center after being exposed to fentanyl. Three other children were also hospitalized after exposure. Both the operator of the center and a relative are facing federal drug charges. The “Off Topic/On Politics” team discussed the harrowing story, as well as what can be done about the fentanyl epidemic that threatens to overwhelm New York and the rest of the country.
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