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Migrants ignore the law

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NYPD recently raided an “open-air flea market” in the Queens neighborhoods of Jackson Heights, Corona and Elmhurst, which are part of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s district.

Illegal vendors

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The raid targeted illegal vendors selling counterfeit and other goods who were blocking sidewalks.

Concerns

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“Now you see it… now you don’t,” NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Operations Kaz Daughtry wrote. “This ‘flea market’ has been at the center of many quality-of-life complaints in Jackson Heights. We conducted an operation yesterday in response to these community concerns… we addressed the unlicensed peddlers, selling counterfeit goods on the streets of Queens!”

Returned

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However, vendors returned to the streets days later.

Unsafe

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Local residents have complained about unsanitary and unsafe conditions from the illegal activity, including prostitution.

Police presence

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“If there isn’t a consistent police presence and/or team set in place to educate these illegal vendors then this will all continue,” Assembly candidate Ramses Frías said.

Neglect

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“The constant neglect from the actual representatives of this area like Ocasio-Cortez, Assembly Members Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas and Catalina Cruz and the rest have angered and frustrated the residents here in these communities. We are done with the mess being brought about by prostitution, open-air illegal markets and crime,” he added. “Things are spiraling out of control and the lawlessness must come to an end.”

Progressive politicians

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While the area is represented by progressive politicians, one city council member has been vocal in opposing the illegal vendors and partnered with the mayor for a separate raid on brothels.

Migrants

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The mayor attributed the illegal vending partly to migrants being unable to work legally.

Garbage

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“The number one complaint to my office is the congestion and garbage caused by illegal street vendors,” Democrat Council Member Moya said. “Mothers can’t push their strollers through our sidewalks, businesses are being robbed and undercut steps from their doors and residents are being put at risk from unsafe food handling. Enough is enough.”

Cannot work

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“Some of the problems we’re facing in our city, this is the byproduct of bringing thousands of people to a city and telling them they cannot work… this is what we’re seeing,” Adams said. “Some of the illegal shops, sex trafficking that is taking place, all of this is a by-product. … I keep telling folks, you have 3,000 people on Randall’s Island [migrant facility] that cannot do anything all day. That’s just not right.”

Challenges

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The surge of migrants in Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s district has precipitated a multifaceted set of challenges, encompassing issues such as illegal street vending, crime, and community discontent.

Significant influx

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The neighborhoods of Jackson Heights, Corona, and Elmhurst in Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez’s district have witnessed a significant influx of migrants, including asylum-seekers. The arrival of these newcomers, estimated to be up to 10,000 individuals daily, has brought about a palpable transformation in the fabric of the communities, infusing them with diverse cultural backgrounds and perspectives.

Local residents

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However, the migrant surge has given rise to a confluence of challenges, as reported by local residents:

Illegal Street Vending

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Illegal Street Vending: Unlicensed markets have emerged on the streets, leading to competition with established businesses and concerns about sanitation, safety, and economic impact.

Crime and Safety

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Crime and Safety Concerns: Longstanding residents have expressed apprehensions about rising crime rates, unsanitary conditions, and safety issues, particularly after dark.

Community Discontent

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Community Discontent: Frustrations have mounted among community members, with claims of feeling neglected by local representatives and a palpable sense of unease about the evolving dynamics in the neighborhood.

Community

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Amidst these challenges, voices from the community have articulated a range of sentiments:

Frustration

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Frustration and Discontent: Several residents have voiced frustration about the perceived neglect from elected representatives and the impact of the migrant surge on safety, economic stability, and quality of life.

Economic Impact

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Economic Impact: Brick-and-mortar businesses have reported the adverse effects of competition from unlicensed street vendors, leading to closures and economic strain.

Safety Concerns

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Safety Concerns: Residents have highlighted safety concerns, citing instances of crime and unsanitary conditions, and expressed a desire for tangible solutions to address these issues.

Anti-immigrant policies

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Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez has emphasized the impact of anti-immigrant policies on the current situation, advocating for pathways to legal work documentation and citizenship. She has underscored the need to address the challenges through comprehensive policy measures, citing the detrimental effects of restrictive immigration policies.

Migrant surge

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The community’s discontent and the multifaceted challenges brought about by the migrant surge call for a holistic approach to engagement and resolution.

Complexities

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As the district navigates the complexities arising from the migrant surge, it is imperative for stakeholders to collaborate in addressing the range of challenges and fostering a sense of inclusivity, safety, and economic stability. The community’s resilience and diversity present an opportunity for constructive engagement and the pursuit of equitable solutions that uphold the shared well-being of all residents.

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