Judge Signs Temporary Restraining Order, Vacate Order For Housing Migrants At St. John Villa On Staten Island

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Malliotakis Statement on Temporary Restraining Order and the Vacate Order at St. Johns Villa

(STATEN ISLAND, NY) – Today Congresswoman Malliotakis (NY-11) released the following statement regarding Judge Wayne Ozzi signing the temporary restraining order and subsequent vacate order at St. Johns Villa.

“Just as the City was unloading the migrant buses at St. John’s Villa on Staten Island, Judge Wayne Ozzi responded to our lawsuit by signing the temporary restraining order and vacate order which halts the migrants from being housed at this location. Hopefully, the Mayor and Governor will realize that their citizens also have rights.

This is only the beginning of all legal remedies that I and our local elected leaders are prepared to take as we vigorously pursue every angle possible to stop this injustice to our taxpaying constituents who cannot and should not bear the burden of President Biden’s, Governor Hochul’s, and Mayor Adams’ failures.”

The next hearing is scheduled for September 7.


Banner Image: Migrant workers on bus. Image Credit – ben Goodnight  


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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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