Rep. Malliotakis: Only President Biden Can Solve Migrant Crisis, Not Money

Malliotakis Responds to NYC Mayor’s Emergency Declaration: “Only Biden Can Solve This Crisis, Not Money”

(STATEN ISLAND/BROOKLYN, NY) – Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11) released the following statement in response to New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ emergency declaration to address the migrant crisis.
“The Mayor rightfully indicated that this is an “unsustainable manufactured crisis” but failed to tell New Yorkers that it was singlehandedly manufactured by President Biden who unraveled policies that were in place when he took office that stemmed the flow of illegal immigration and brought order to the asylum process. Our nation simply cannot allow four million people to enter without their asylum claims first being reviewed and approved so legal work authorizations can be granted. The burden is now being placed on hardworking American taxpayers who are already struggling to make ends meet during this current economic crisis to support and provide all the basic needs for these individuals at a cost of $1 billion to New Yorkers alone.
“House Republicans have offered commonsense solutions, such as the Border Security for America Act to provide Customs and Border Protection with necessary resources, staffing, and technology to defeat the cartels conducting human and drug trafficking, reinstate “Remain in Mexico” until applications are reviewed and approved and complete barrier construction. More judges should be immediately added to hear existing asylum claims and differentiate those who are legitimate seekers from those taking advantage of our nation’s generosity to conduct nefarious activity and cut in front of others who’ve applied legally. Lastly, the mayor should also be challenging New York’s “Right to Shelter” law because it’s unreasonable to think it could apply to citizens of other nations, especially at these unsustainable levels. It creates an undue burden at a time when we have a housing shortage and a homeless crisis of nearly 50,000 New Yorkers.
“When my parents came to this country as did so many other immigrants to achieve the American dream, they worked hard, sacrificed, and never expected nor wanted government to provide all of their needs. While our country is probably the most compassionate and generous nation in the world, it should not come at the expense of the well-being of our own citizens.”
Banner Image: Statue of Liberty behind fencing. Image Credit – geralt

Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis

Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis was sworn in on January 3, 2021 to represent Staten Island and Southern Brooklyn. Prior to serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis was elected to the New York State Assembly on November 2, 2010, defeating a two-term incumbent. In the Assembly, she served as Minority Whip and the ranking minority member of the Assembly Committee on Governmental Employees. For five terms, Congresswoman Malliotakis fought to restore ethics in Albany, expand transit service in her district, improve programs for senior citizens, reform education and improve New York’s economic climate by reducing the tax burden on small businesses and residents. A cornerstone of her tenure was helping her community recover and rebuild following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy in 2012. In addition to advocating for these same issues in Washington, Congresswoman Malliotakis is acutely focused on securing New York’s fair share of federal mass transit funding, which would go towards expanding transportation services and easing traffic congestion, while also championing public safety by supporting our nation’s law enforcement officers. Congresswoman Malliotakis is the daughter of immigrants, her father from Greece and her mother a Cuban exile of the Castro dictatorship. She is currently the only Republican member representing New York City in Congress, representing a district spanning the boroughs of Brooklyn and Staten Island. She is a passionate advocate for animal rights and the strengthening of animal cruelty laws, and in her spare time, enjoys spending time with her chihuahua, Peanut.

One Comment

  • Avatar wishy washy says:

    It sure wasn’t Trump with his make-believe wall.

    I am still ashamed I voted for that clown.

    I mean, it was him or Hillary “bloody Russia’s nose” Clinton.

    😐

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

code