Asm. Pirozzolo Urges Mayor Adams To Rescind NYC’s Sanctuary Status: Migrant Crisis Is Unsustainable


Just saying.

The Adam’s Administration & City Hall recently announced that asylum seekers crossing into the United States will be distributed a yellow flyer encouraging them to reconsider a decision to settle in New York City for shelter and support services.

While this letter is possibly a first step in decreasing the numbers of migrants entering New York City, the best way to prevent this type of influx is for the Mayor to take legislative or executive action to rescind NYC’s sanctuary city status. The evidence is clear: New York City cannot maintain the status quo, or quite frankly, even a fraction of it.

The migrant crisis perpetuated by President Biden’s refusal to secure our southern border has been greatly exacerbated by New York City’s self-proclaimed designation as a sanctuary city, which occurred in 2014 under a law passed by the City Council and signed by your predecessor.

New York City has assisted over 90,000 migrants since the beginning of 2022 while neglecting our own vulnerable communities such as the homeless, veterans, the elderly, students, and the mentally ill just to name a few. The total cost of this philanthropy is expected to cost New York City taxpayers $4.2 billion or more by mid-2024.

Taxpayers should not be expected to bear this cost any further especially considering the never-ending increase of prices of necessities such as housing, infrastructure, transportation, medical treatment, food, social services, etc. It becomes more evident daily that New York families are struggling to afford their own bills or maintain their own home, let alone pay the bills of others.

The President of the United States has abdicated on his duty to protect our sovereignty; however, Mayor Adams now has the opportunity to lead on behalf of millions of fed up New Yorkers. I strongly urge him to rescind New York City’s sanctuary status immediately as the financial burden has become too impossible to sustain.

Banner Image: Southern Border. Image Credit – Barbara Zandoval


Assemlymember Sam Pirozzolo

Sam Pirozzolo is a native Staten Islander. He is a frequent contributor to the Staten Islander, and is well-known and loved by people on both the Right and Left, in his North Shore community. Sam brings people together, instead of dividing, by speaking common sense and analyzing our island's, and city's, issues, with intelligence and concern for all. Sam Pirozzolo was elected to the New York State Assembly on November 8, 2022. The 63rd Assembly District represents parts of Richmond County. Sam has successfully operated his family’s optical practice for 33 years. He is the past president of Community Education Council 31 where he served for seven years. Some of his most notable accomplishments include the creation of a Gifted and Talented program for middle school students, the recommendation for the NYC Department of Education to hire retired police officers as school resource officers, and the successful fight for the immediate cleanup of toxic PCBs leaking from the light fixtures in school classrooms. As an education advocate, Sam has participated in historic litigation that led to the return of more than $4 billion to New York public schools. He also fought to ensure that co-located charter schools receive the same capital funding as their host public schools. While serving in the Legislature, Sam will work to support law enforcement officers with proper funding, fix broken bail and parole policies, and help small businesses grow and thrive in a stronger, more resilient economy.


  • ninjapaul ninjapaul says:

    Mr. Pirozzolo is right. 100%. I am tolerant. But we do not have endless funds for this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Our own homeless don’t get such good treatment. There’s no end in sight.

    WITH THAT SAID,,,I love my Mexican neighbors. Other south American neighbors. They made it here. So did many others. But really, we can’t reasonably support an endless number of refugees.

    What next? More speed cameras? Why not. Help milk us a little more. I donate to charity. I do good in my community.

    But this is too much. Where are there even the jobs for all these people? And, I have friends, living on SI, and they hate this. They feel compassion for the refugees, but hate that the politicians pass them around like a football.

    • 58 Ball Corner Pocket 58 Ball Corner Pocket says:

      What are we supposed to do now?! Send them all back?!

      I feel for the families fleeing oppression, I really do. Cartels run Mexico and Central and South America.

      I agree that there are not enough jobs for unskilled laborers. It’s not 1900, you know. We don’t need people to dig subway tunnels. We have machines for that now.

      So what’s the future of all this? We don’t even have manufacturing, textiles, anything left!! Not even restaurants to work in the kitchens!!

      I don’t mean to sound cruel or heartless, but this is the reality. I don’t think there are even enough jobs to go around if every able-bodies soul tried to get a job. So how is this helping the under-educated among us?!

      And now people flow across the border from around the world. How id any of this safe? We spend billions and trillions on defense, and we have Gawd-knows-who walking right in.

      • Magnificent Zero Magnificent Zero says:

        I feel like if you make it here you should be able to stay. But they make it waaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyy too easy. If it were a challenge, and you really could get caught and sent back, I do think it would be fair to let a person or family stay if they make it. But as it is, they let busloads of people in and I can’t see how that’s good considering how women get exploited, children get trafficked, and drugs get brought in.

        • Avatar Ollie Ollie Oxen Free says:

          They mail in the drugs. There’s no way to stop this. We need to educate citizens NOT to take heroin. The fake Reagan drug way in the 80s caused all this. Have a war on drugs while you import cocaine. People here think drugs are good. ALL street drugs have poison in them, including marijuana. That is not DEA propaganda. If you smoke weed, don’t. Wait until it’s legal to grow. Anything on the streets is filled with mycobutanil.

          As for the refugees, looks like they’re trying to break the bank. I feel for them, I really do, but how is this going to play out long-term?

  • Avatar Jeff says:

    I’m torn. They got us in a bad bind and I don’t like ANY of the answers. Any solution makes me upset, but no solution is suicide for the US. Charities and religious institutions need to step up. The refugees are here and we need solutions that are not about spending state money. But I don’t think sending them back to warlord run countries is right either.

  • Avatar Ralph I. says:

    ” I can’t see how that’s good considering how women get exploited, children get trafficked, and drugs get brought in.”

    just right wing talking points that’s all

  • Avatar anon says:

    I can’t see how that’s good considering how women get exploited, children get trafficked, and drugs get brought in.

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