President Biden’s takeover of the border with Mexico has plunged the U.S. into “a complete disaster” — one that is now being felt in upstate New York, a top House Republican told The Post on Tuesday.
“The situation on the southern border is an absolute disaster that has gotten worse under Joe Biden,” Republican Conference Chairwoman Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) said before Biden’s State of the Union address.
“We don’t have immigrants filling New York City hotels. We have busloads of immigrants driving through my district! Failure to control the border is making our communities less safe.
Stefanik, the top New York Republican in Congress who represents the Upstate, cited a Post story that exclusively reported that angry immigrants, fed up with crime and seriousness in the Big Apple. Taxpayer-funded buses were being picked up before entering the city. Canada.
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Failure to control the southern border is also a major cause of America’s deadly fentanyl health crisis, the congresswoman added.
“A large amount of fentanyl is coming from our southern border. Every day, two hundred young Americans die from fentanyl overdoses,” Stefanek said.
“We are no longer a nation of laws under Joe Biden.”
The White House did not immediately comment on Stefanik’s inflammatory criticism.
Stefanik invited upstate Montgomery County Sheriff Jeffrey Smith as his guest to attend Biden’s address at the Capitol on Tuesday night.
Smith, who joined Stefanek in a phone interview with The Post, said Gov. Cathy Hoechl and the state Legislature need to fix the state’s unpopular cashless bail and discovery laws that law enforcement Making it difficult for institutions to prosecute criminals.
“The past two years have been the most challenging of my career,” Smith said.
“What we’re seeing is criminals getting appearance tickets at the desk and moving around the state. Bail law is something that needs to be addressed.
Stefanik recently proposed legislation that would encourage New York and other states to change their laws to “hold repeat offenders accountable and strengthen public safety” by awarding federal grants.