Rep. Malliotakis To Host Bipartisan Press Conference Today Announcing Legislation To Stop Migrant Shelter At Ft. Wadsworth


Malliotakis to Host Bipartisan Press Conference Opposing Any Plan for Fort Wadsworth Migrant Shelter

Will unveil new legislation to prevent plan from coming to fruition

(STATEN ISLAND, NY) – Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11) will join a bipartisan group of local elected officials to call on the city, state, and federal government to scrap plans to open a migrant shelter at Fort Wadsworth on Wednesday, August 23, at 1:00 PM.
In attendance: 
Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis
City Council Minority Leader Joe Borelli
City Councilman David Carr
State Senator Jessica Scarcella-Stanton
State Assemblyman Michael Reilly
State Assemblyman Mike Tannousis
Representatives from the U.S. Park Police
Other elected officials and representatives
Rep. Malliotakis will join local elected officials to unveil new legislation and voice their opposition to the creation of a migrant shelter at Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island, one of the oldest military installations in the U.S. that currently serves as a domicile and an operational base for members of the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Park Police. The press conference is a follow up to a bipartisan letter from EVERY Staten Island elected official sent to the Biden Administration along with New York Governor Kathy Hochul and New York City Mayor Eric Adams after a DHS “assessment team” was recently spotted reviewing the park.
On Wednesday, August 23, at 1:00 PM
Occurring at: Fort Wadsworth – Gateway National Recreation Area
Bay Street Entrance near the Fort Wadsworth Ranger Station
Staten Island, NY
An RSVP is required to attend this event. To RSVP, please email: [email protected]
Banner Image: Fort Wadsworth. Image Credit – John, licensed by CC


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.

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