The sheriff of an upstate New York county is demanding that Mayor Eric Adams stop sending migrants to the county after two alleged sexual assaults involving migrants.
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said he “demanded Mayor Adams pause all further transportation of asylum seekers to our community until such time as we can resolve all security issues.”
“He agreed and informed me they will not send any additional persons to Erie County at this time. We also discussed the need for a new and improved security plan,” Poloncarz said.
On Tuesday, authorities repoirted that a migrant from Venezuela was charged with raping a woman in front of a 3-year-old child. The alleged incident occurred on Wednesday, after the suspect had come to Erie County through New York City, which was reportedly paying for his upstate hotel room.
Just three days after the first migrant was charged, a second migrant from the Democratic Republic of the Congo was arrested for sexual assault. The second migrant was charged with sex abuse and unlawful imprisonment after he allegedly sexually assaulted a woman who was working to provide services to the migrants.
“The victim is a 27-year-old female from Buffalo who was working at the hotel as employed by Platinum Community Care, one of the agencies providing services to the asylum seekers,” Cheektowaga Police Department Chief Brian Gould said.
The police chief requested that the hotel stop being used for migrant housing. He also asked for police overtime funding to increase the law enforcement presence near the hotels.
“The hotel is located in a residential neighborhood and is causing not only safety concerns to nearby residents, but also quality-of-life issues,” the police chief said.
New York City is approaching a breaking point as it tries to metabolize the tens of thousands of illegal migrants who have streamed into the city over the past year.
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