Tenney faults Biden and Hochul for failing to prepare for migrants

Posted 9 August 2023 at 1:38 pm

Press Release, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney    

Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-24) released the following statement about Joe Biden and Kathy Hochul’s 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.”

State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt also issued this statement in a separate press release:

“Another day in New York, and another failed Democrat policy has led to another victim.

“New York City continues to ship migrants to upstate communities with no transparency or communication, and now one of these migrants has been charged with rape.

“This disgusting individual was brought to Western New York courtesy of failed Democrat ‘sanctuary’ and open border policies which have created chaos across our country, state and now here in Western New York.

“All while hardworking, tax-paying New Yorkers and Americans continue to foot the bill.”