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New York GOP lawmakers are sounding off after a second violent migrant attack in just two weeks, calling it a crisis of “major proportions.”
“Let’s be clear about one thing: the executive actions of President Biden and Governor Hochul caused this crisis,” Rep. Marcus Molinaro, R-N.Y., said in a statement to Fox News Digital.
“We now see innocent people being terrorized by criminals and a humanitarian crisis of massive proportions in New York State and across the country,” he said. “You solve the crisis this by closing the border, revoking New York’s sanctuary state status, and toughening penalties for violent criminals in New York.”
We are now seeing innocent people terrorized by criminals and a humanitarian crisis of massive proportions in New York State and across the country.
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In a statement to Fox News Digital, Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-N.Y., said the recent increase in violent crimes by immigrants “shouldn’t come as a surprise” because of Democratic leadership supporting “open border policies.” . “
“These dangerous criminals will continue to destroy our taxpayer-funded resources and threaten the safety of our community until Democrats reverse these dangerous policies.” ” she said.
Rep. Nick Langworthy, RN.Y., echoed Molinaro’s sentiments, blaming New York City’s “disgraceful” sanctuary city status, which he says “caused this mess.”
Langworthy said it is “unbelievable” to allow violent crime to continue throughout New York, calling on Gov. Kathy Hochul “put an end to this madness. “
“The impact is not limited to NYC; communities across our state, including my own district in Western New York, are feeling the impact of Governor Hochul’s sanctuary state status. New York City Council to end this madness immediately. “
In a statement to Fox News Digital, Rep. Nicole Malliotakis, R-N.Y., said the recent crimes against immigrants as the Democratic leadership “come to a head.” “
“Over the past two weeks in New York City, we have seen groups of migrants attack NYPD officers, shoot police officers and hijack phones to commit identity theft and financial fraud . , stabbings, assaults and even murder,” said Rep. Malliotakis.
“Instead of detaining and removing these criminals, the city has released almost all of them back onto the street, so they can return to their luxury hotel rooms funded by taxpayers and continue to wreak havoc in our community,” she continued. “What you are seeing happening is the disastrous policies of the Democrats at city, state and federal levels come to a head.”
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The New York representative blamed the immigration policies of President Biden and Gov. Hochul and New York City Mayor Eric Adams to “encourage” immigrants to come to the Big Apple.
“President Joe Biden has opened our borders to let them in, Governor Kathy Hochul and Mayor Adams encouraged them to come to New York, the state’s bail law is releasing them from prison and asylum policies the city protects them from deportation,” Malliotakis said.
The Republican representative’s sentiments come after two violent migrant attacks in New York City in just two weeks.
On January 27, two officers from the New York Police Department (NYPD) were attacked in Times Square.
Photos from the brutal attack showed a a group of migrants kicking and punching the officers before running away.
A hooded suspect with a backpack is then seen kicking one of the officers twice in the head as he falls to the ground; another suspect in a red top kicks him in the back.
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As the struggle continues, the suspect in the red jacket comes back and kicks the other officer in the back.
Another hooded suspect with a backpack arrives on the scene and delivers a heavy kick to one of the officer’s heads. The migrant falls to the ground while trying to activate the kick.
The suspects are then seen running away.
The unidentified officers suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene, police said. One officer kept cuts on the face while the other was brushing the body, according to sources.
A week and a half later, on Thursday, February 8, a teenager migration he reportedly shot a woman at a Times Square clothing store before opening fire on NYPD officers.
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Jesus Alejandro Rivas-Figureoa, 15, was taken into custody around 3:30 pm Friday afternoon by the US Marshals Service in Yonkers, New York, just north of the Bronx, without incident.
In addition to Thursday’s shooting, Rivas-Figureoa is a suspect in an armed robbery in the Bronx and a shooting incident in Midtown Manhattan, police said.
The White House did not respond, Gov. Hochul and Mayor Adams immediately reached out to Fox News Digital for comment.
Fox News’ Louis Casiano contributed to this report.