NYC Mayor Ignores Illegal Status, Praises Protective Vest After Officers Survive Shooting by Illegal Immigrant- Trump Responds

Two NYPD officers were shot Sunday night by a Venezuelan who entered the U.S. illegally in 2023. The Biden administration released him into the country and stayed at a taxpayer-funded migrant shelter in New York.

According to media reports, NYC Mayor Eric Adams ignored the fact that the suspect was in the country illegally. Adams, at a press conference about the situation said, “Because of this vest, a young police officer is going home,” after 19-year-old Venezuelan illegal immigrant Bernardo Raul Castro Mata shot two NYC cops early Monday. The officers had attempted to stop Mata for driving the wrong way on a scooter.

The suspect fled on foot for several blocks, allegedly shooting at the officers during the pursuit. One officer was hit in the leg, and another was hit in the vest. The officers returned fire, shooting Mata in the ankle.

Mata, who had been living at a migrant shelter in the former Courtyard Marriott Hotel near LaGuardia Airport, is also a suspect in several ongoing robbery cases.

President Trump’s group released a statement about the details, slamming Democrat Joe Biden:

Biden’s Open Border Has Dangerous Consequences
Joe Biden’s open border has dangerous consequences.  An illegal immigrant from Venezuela was arrested in New York Monday after shooting two NYPD officers.

The illegal immigrant entered the U.S. via Eagle Pass, Texas in July 2023, according to a New York Post report. The alleged shooter is just one of many millions of illegal immigrants Joe Biden has let into our country by rescinding President Trump’s effective border policies. 

 Biden has no intention to stop the flood at the border. He is reportedly set to sign an executive order on Tuesday that would allow 4,000 illegal border crossings a day.

 This would ensure an ongoing crisis at the border. 

 In 2019, Obama’s former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said that “by any measure, 4,000 apprehensions on our southern border in one day, 100,000 in a month, is a crisis.”  

That same year, Johnson also said, “I know that 1,000 [illegal crossings] overwhelms the system. I cannot begin to imagine what 4,000/day looks like.”
Footage of the shooter went viral:

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