Rep. Malliotakis, Other Pols Respond To Gov. Hochul’s Call For More Funds, Fed Lands For Migrants: It Encourages More Illegal Immigration


WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11) and three other colleagues from New York responded to New York Governor Kathy Hochul’s request for more federal funds and access to more federal lands to deal with the migrant crisis created by President Joe Biden and made worse by Governor Hochul and Mayor Eric Adams.
The letter is in response to a letter Hochul sent to President Biden on August 24, which requested the federal government expedite work authorizations (which could grant migrants the right to vote in New York City municipal elections), provide free metro cards, health care services, educational programs and Section 8 housing vouchers.
“Rather than calling on President Biden to end his executive orders which created this crisis in the first place and secure our nation’s border, your and New York City Mayor Adams’ repeated decisions to continue saddling New Yorkers with this problem through the implementation of failed policy have ushered in chaos across our state,” the lawmakers wrote.
“Your request for increased federal funding to add additional shelters and permission to use federally owned lands as sites for more encampments is reckless…Your actions at the state level have only further incentivized illegal immigration and encouraged more migration that we cannot support in New York State.
“We urge you to end these senseless policies and call on your fellow Democrats in the Senate to pass the House’s Border Security bill and end this out-of-control crisis once and for all.”
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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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