Tenney, Ortt say more border protection needed in WNY

Posted 3 March 2023 at 6:33 pm

Press Release, State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt

GRAND ISLAND – State Senator Republican Leader Rob Ortt joined Congresswoman Claudia Tenney and Assemblyman Angelo Morinello today visiting the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) stations in Grand Island to examine first-hand the challenges our CBP agents are facing at the Northern Border.

The Buffalo and Rochester stations are both located in the Buffalo Border Patrol Sector, which consists of 29 counties, including all parts of Western New York as well as the Finger Lakes and portions of Central New York and the North Country. The Buffalo Sector has a large area of responsibility that includes 400 air miles of the border.

“Albany Democrats’ soft-on-crime policies have already endangered public safety in our communities – we do not want criminals from other countries thinking they can take advantage of our life here,” Ortt said. “We must secure our border and support our border patrol agents and make it clear – if you intend to come to our country and commit crimes against our citizenry, you will pay a price. I will continue to stand against attempts to use taxpayer money to house illegals and Albany’s continued coddling of criminals.”

“The brave men and women of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency put their lives on the line every day to secure our borders and protect the homeland,” said Congresswoman Claudia Tenney. “Today, it was my honor to thank them for their service and to discuss the growing challenges they are facing. The worsening crisis at our Northern Border is real, and the Biden administration must take steps to address it immediately. Our CBP agents face unprecedented challenges because of Joe Biden’s failure to address his disastrous open border policies. I reiterated my commitment today to our law enforcement officers at the border – I will continue to do whatever it takes to ensure they have the resources to do their jobs effectively and continue to keep our nation safe.”