New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) called himself an immigrant while reacting to the "anti-immigrant fever" he said was stoked by the 2016 election.
Cuomo, speaking to MSNBC from hurricane-ravaged Utuado, P.R., was delivering supplies to residents.
Cuomo was asked if displaced Puerto Rico residents, who are American citizens, will be welcome to come to New York.
"New York is prepared to do whatever we can do to help," Cuomo responded. "We believe in immigration in New York."
"We are a state of immigrants. I am an immigrant. I'm wholly against this anti-immigrant fever that has been stoked during the political campaign," he said, appearing to refer to President Trump's election.
Cuomo, his brother Chris and their father, former Gov. Mario Cuomo (D-N.Y.) were born in the New York City borough of Queens.
Mario's parents, Andrea and Immaculata, immigrated to the United States from Italy.