Legal Action Announced Against Enablers of 31 Illegal Migrants Settled Into Single Family Home
Elected leaders stood together yesterday for a press conference announcing the filing of a restraining order to prevent secret illegal migrant resettlement in Clarkstown.
The filing came after a search warrant was issued for a property on Friday, which led to the discovery of a Clarkstown property housing over 30 illegal migrants in a 1,500-square-foot home on New Hempstead Road (pictured). The residents were all from Ecuador who had crossed at the Texas southern border recently.
"Obviously, these conditions are dangerous and unacceptable," Congressman Mike Lawler said, "but what's perhaps worse is the intentional subversion of Rockland County's status as a non-sanctuary county."
"Our investigation thus far has determined that this is an organized effort that has brought these illegal immigrants and migrants to Clarkstown," Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann stated on social media. "We will vigorously enforce our codes. The conditions at this location are unacceptable will not be tolerated."
"This is something that should be handled rapidly; it is a crisis," County Executive Ed Day stated. "Instead, we see the gates open at the Southern border, buses traveling all over the country moving bodies around… there's something wrong here. The Southern border must be closed for a period of time until we can reestablish common-sense immigration again."
"Our investigation thus far has determined that this is an organized effort that has brought these illegal immigrants and migrants to Clarkstown," Hoehmann stated during the press conference. "This is a national security crisis and a humanitarian crisis."
"We are still determining how these individuals arrived in Clarkstown and whether or not they were part of a clandestine effort by Mayor Adams to subvert the will of Rockland County and prior judicial decisions," Congressman Lawler added. "The restraining order filed today by Supervisor Hoehmann is an important step in putting a stop to this, and we are continuing to pursue all courses of action in order to resolve this matter."
"Along with my colleagues in the NYS Senate," Senator Bill Weber stated, "I have recently called upon Governor Hochul to call the legislature back to Albany for an extraordinary session to deal with this ongoing migrant crisis. I have also called upon Senator Skoufis to convene his oversight committee to get a full accounting from New York City of the One Billion Dollars that was allocated to them in this year's enacted State budget to help them deal with the migrant crisis.
Like I've said repeatedly, Rockland County rolls out the welcome mat for immigrants, but we're not going to be used as a doormat."