“We know from the Drug Enforcement Administration and Customs and Border Protection that large quantities of drugstravel from Mexico to the United States via our wide open southern border. Last week, I joined a bipartisan group of local colleagues in expressing concerns about crime in and around migrant shelters in response to the stabbing, domestic violence, drug use, and assaults against police that we’ve seen.
“In June, we saw two asylum seekers die of apparentoverdoses outside of a mega migrant shelter in Brooklyn. It’s ludicrous that taxpayers are footing the bill for these lucrative contracts that are placing shelters in their community and putting their public safety at risk.
“It’s imperative for the Mayor and law enforcement to answer the questions we put forward and take our concerns seriously before residents are seriously hurt.”
Banner Image: Migrants in Tihuana, Mexico. Image Credit – Barbara Zandoval