Massena Airport should NOT be used to house illegal immigrants

Daniel G. Stec

August 30, 2023

Senator Dan Stec (R,C-Queensbury) today issued the following statement concerning the Biden Administration’s recommendation that New York City send illegal immigrants to be housed at Massena International Airport

“A bi-partisan majority of elected officials in St. Lawrence County have already stated their opposition to facilities in the county being used to house illegal immigrants. Governor Hochul and New York City Mayor Adams declared New York a “sanctuary city,” and now that it’s time to follow through on that statement, are looking to pass this crisis onto North Country communities that lack the infrastructure and funding necessary to manage it. I join county legislators from both parties in opposing the use of Massena International Airport or any location in St. Lawrence County as housing for illegal immigrants. Instead of looking to force the North Country to bear the brunt of the immigration crisis, state and New York City officials must solve the problem they created in welcoming hundreds of thousands of undocumented individuals into the city. And the Biden administration must finally work with Congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform.”