Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-24) released a statement about the migrant crisis “rippling through our Central and Western New York communities.”
“Under Joe Biden and Kathy Hochul’s far-left leadership, every community in America is now a border community. This crisis has been impacting Western New York, with the most recent example being migrants dropped off in Erie County and Monroe County. Just this week, 77 migrants were left in Rochester, and the news broke that a Venezuelan migrant was arraigned on rape charges in Cheektowaga, allegedly committing the heinous crime in front of a 3-year-old child. This horrific tragedy should have been prevented by our federal and state leaders, but they refuse to put US citizens and taxpayers first by protecting our communities,” said Congresswoman Claudia Tenney.
“Since Hochul announced her dangerous and misguided plan to relocate poorly vetted migrants into our community, I have stood strongly in opposition to this reckless plan. Additionally, numerous counties in New York’s 24th District have courageously stood up to Hochul to protect local residents by passing resolutions in opposition to migrant relocation. Our communities are suffering under crushing inflation, record crime, and now an illegal migrant crisis. Central and Western New Yorkers should not be used as pawns in the lawless ‘sanctuary city’ policy imposed by Biden and Hochul.”
Earlier this week it was announced that 77 migrants are being housed at the Rochester Holiday Inn. A 26-year-old Venezuelan migrant was arrested in Western New York Tuesday after he allegedly restrained and raped a woman in a Cheektowaga hotel where he stayed with 500 other asylum seekers bussed upstate from New York City. Police say a three-year-old child witnessed the alleged rape.