NEW YORK, USA – New York GOP lawmakers are speaking out after a second violent migrant attack occurred in just two weeks, calling it a crisis of “epic proportions.” According to Rep. Marcus Molinaro, President Biden and Governor Hochul’s executive actions are responsible for causing this crisis.
Molinaro stated, “We’re now seeing innocent people being terrorized by criminals and a humanitarian crisis of epic proportions in New York State and across the country. You solve this crisis by closing the border, repealing New York’s sanctuary state status, and toughening penalties for violent offenders in New York.”
The recent surge in violent crimes by migrants should not be surprising, said Rep. Claudia Tenney, attributing it to the Democratic leadership’s support of open border policies. She emphasized the need for prioritizing the safety of law-abiding citizens over the interests of these criminals.
Joining the sentiment, Rep. Nick Langworthy blamed New York City’s sanctuary city status for causing the current situation, calling on Governor Kathy Hochul to end this madness. The impact of such policies is felt not only in NYC but also in communities across the state, including in Western New York, as stated by Langworthy.
Rep. Nicole Malliotakis described the recent migrant-involved crimes as the result of Democratic leadership policies coming to a head, highlighting incidents of migrants assaulting NYPD officers and engaging in criminal activities.
The New York representative blamed President Biden’s immigration policies and Gov. Hochul and Mayor Eric Adams for incentivizing migrants to come to the Big Apple. Malliotakis pointed out that the city’s sanctuary policies shield migrants from deportation, allowing them to wreak havoc in the community.
The Republican representative’s sentiments come after two violent migrant attacks in New York City in the span of just two weeks. The attacks included an incident in Times Square where NYPD officers were assaulted by a group of migrants.
In addition, a teenage migrant allegedly shot a woman at a Times Square clothing store before opening fire on NYPD officers. Jesus Alejandro Rivas-Figureoa, 15, was later taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Service.
The lawmakers’ concerns highlight the impact of such incidents on the safety and security of New York residents, calling for actionable measures to address the root causes of these violent crimes.