(Patriot.Buzz) – In the face of the alarming migrant crisis caused by the Biden administration’s open border policies, Republican leaders are pushing hard for the deportation of aliens who were caught in criminal acts.
Specifically, GOP politicians are demanding that the migrants who were filmed attacking two New York City police officers in Times Square be kicked out of the country.
Talking to reporters after she chose Steven G. James to lead the New York State Police, Democratic New York Governor Kathy Hochul was questioned about the violent incident.
When she was asked if the involved asylum-seeking migrants should be sent back to their home countries, she responded, “I think that’s actually something that should be looked at.” Hochul also said that no matter the circumstances, police officers should never be physically attacked.
Hochul was not the only one talking about whether these people should be deported. Republican Representative Nicole Malliotakis (NY) said that the law stopping the New York City Police Department from working with federal immigration officers needs to end.
In New York City, it is illegal to tell US Immigration and Customs Enforcement about people who have been charged with crimes. Rep. Malliotakis believes that doing something illegal in the city should guarantee losing the chance to ever be part of the community.
Happening on West 42nd Street, a video of the fight shows a police officer and a lieutenant telling a group of migrants to move on before things got rough. The officers got kicked and punched while they tried to get some of the migrants on the ground.
The police arrested five men for the attack, and they were charged with assaulting an officer and disrupting government work. They were let go without having to pay bail since the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office did not ask for it. Three more suspects are still out there.
Notably, since the spring of 2022 more than 170,000 migrants have gone to New York City to seek asylum. Over 67,000 illegals are currently staying in city shelters and hotels, and some of them are connected to petty crimes like theft and other major offenses.