Today, Congressman Mike Lawler released the following statement after joining Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann, County Executive Ed Day, and local elected officials to announce a restraining order being filed to prevent clandestine migrant resettlement into Clarkstown. A local property owner was found to be hosting over 30 individuals in a 1,500 square foot home. Photos from the house are available below this release.
“I am proud to be working directly with Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann, County Executive Ed Day, and our local elected officials to prevent the subversion of our laws here in Rockland County” said Congressman Lawler. “Just last week, Supervisor Hoehmann and the code enforcement team in Clarkstown uncovered a 1,500 square foot home housing over 30 migrants. Obviously, these conditions are dangerous and unacceptable, but what’s perhaps worse is the intentional subversion of Rockland County’s status as a non-sanctuary county.”
“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,” continued Congressman Lawler. “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.”
“This incident serves as a stark reminder that we must advance substantive immigration legislation through the House and Senate, and put it on the desk of the President,” concluded Congressman Lawler. “Senator Schumer – the ball has been in your court for months. It is incumbent on Senator Schumer to advance H.R. 2, the Secure the Border Act of 2023, in order to begin the process of fixing our broken immigration system.”