New York, NY – New York lawmakers expressed their concern and frustration after a second violent migrant attack occurred in just two weeks, describing the situation as a crisis of “epic proportions.”
Republican Rep. Marcus Molinaro of New York blamed President Biden and Governor Hochul for the crisis, stating that their executive actions led to the current predicament. Molinaro emphasized the need to close the border, repeal New York’s sanctuary state status, and impose stricter penalties for violent offenders in the state.
Rep. Claudia Tenney, also a Republican from New York, echoed Molinaro’s sentiments, attributing the recent surge in violent crimes by migrants to Democratic leadership supporting open border policies. Tenney called on Governor Hochul and Mayor Adams to prioritize the safety of law-abiding citizens over the interests of criminals.
Fellow Republican lawmaker Rep. Nick Langworthy blamed New York City’s sanctuary city status for causing the ongoing crisis, emphasizing the impact it has had not just in NYC, but also in communities across the state.
Rep. Nicole Malliotakis added that the recent migrant-involved crimes are a result of disastrous policies at the city, state, and federal levels coming to a head. She criticized the city for releasing criminals back onto the streets instead of detaining and deporting them.
The Republicans’ concerns come after two violent migrant attacks in New York City in the span of just two weeks. The incidents included an attack on two NYPD officers in Times Square and a shooting at a clothing store, with the perpetrators being described as migrants.
The lawmakers attributed the surge in such crimes to President Biden’s immigration policies and the leniency in New York’s bail laws and sanctuary policies. They also pointed out that these policies have incentivized migrants to come to New York, leading to a rise in criminal activities.
In addition to expressing their concern, the lawmakers also emphasized the need for urgent action to address the crisis. However, Governor Hochul and Mayor Adams did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.
In conclusion, the ongoing crisis has sparked a debate over immigration policies and sanctuary city status, with lawmakers calling for a more stringent approach to ensure the safety of New York residents.