New York City Mayor Eric Adams has been a complete failure in his handling of the illegal immigrant crisis in the Big Apple.
In March, Adams announced a new policy for illegals arriving in his sanctuary city that would be shift them throughout the state and country. The plans were outlined in a policy brief entitled ‘The Road Forward: A Blueprint to Address New York City’s Response to the Asylum Seeker Crisis.’
But as the city’s finances, and the patience of New Yorkers, are increasingly strained, Adams is finally experiencing what people who live near the border have known for years and he is sharing the misery with other communities throughout the state.
And, after a second illegal has been arrested on sexual abuse charges, The National Guard has been deployed to western New York State.
Erie County officials charged that a third party contracted by New York City to handle the migrant hotel operation might have obstructed local police’s investigations into the assaults, and are demanding that the Brandon administration and Congress act at the federal level to properly address the crisis.
At a press conference Saturday, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz, a Democrat, said no more asylum seekers would be sent from New York City until security measures involving the migrants could improve. He said New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, a fellow Democrat, agreed to place National Guard members at each of the hotels housing asylum seekers to act as a “stabilizing presence.”
Poloncarz joined Cheektowaga Chief of Police Brian Gould in calling for the immediate discontinued use of the Best Western hotel on Dingens Street to house asylum seekers.
A 27-year-old woman, working for an agency providing services to migrants, reported her sexual assault to the Cheektowaga Police Department on Friday afternoon. A 22-year-old male attacker, from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, was charged with the crime.
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz is telling NYC to stop sending migrants and asylum seekers to the county after an asylum seeker from Congo is arrested and accused of rape. The 22-year-old is accused of raping an employee of one of the service providers. @SPECNews1BUF
— Marisa Jacques (@MarisaJacquesTV) August 12, 2023
According to Fox News, Frank Todaro, an Erie County Legislator, issued a statement providing details of a prior incident saying, “self-purported asylum seeker that was shipped here from NYC was charged with raping a woman in front of a 3-year-old child.” This problem is at our doorstep because the County Executive welcomed it,” Todaro said.
The Gateway Pundit reported on Adams’ criticisms of Brandon’s broken border policy, indirectly, by claiming that the migrant crisis is ‘destroying’ the city.