Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-09), issued the following statement after participating on a House Natural Resources Committee oversight tour of the Gateway National Recreation Area and related sites in New York City, NY related to the ongoing immigration crisis resulting from Joe Biden’s failed open border policies:
“Joe Biden’s reckless open border policies are destroying American cities from Phoenix, Arizona to New York City. Every city in America has become a border city. Drugs and criminals, including hundreds of terrorists, are pouring into our backyards. Our schools and hospitals are overrun with illegals. Police forces are overwhelmed as progressive mayors slash their budgets. Our streets are not safe. Fentanyl is rampant. Police officers are being assaulted. Cartels are thriving.
Since Biden took office more than eight and half million lawbreakers have been welcomed into our country. To put that into perspective that amount is greater than the population of 38 states and more than all U.S. cities except for New York City.
Just last year, New York City Mayor Adams bragged he was proud that New York is a Right-to-Shelter state and he would continue to welcome and protect the illegal aliens invading New York City.
Rather than prosecute these criminals and deport them, sanctuary cities like New York are partnering with the Biden administration to encamp thousands of illegal aliens at National Park properties. These federal properties exist for the public as recreational areas for hiking, camping and picnics not to serve as a four-star hotel for lawbreakers to live for free on the taxpayers’ dime,” concluded Congressman Paul Gosar.