NYC Guardian Angels leader Curtis Sliwa arrested for second time in recent days during migrant housing protest
Guardian Angels founder and former Republican nominee for New York City mayor Curtis Sliwa was arrested on Sunday while protesting the Midland Beach Migrant Shelter on Staten Island.
Video footage showed Sliwa and his supporters protesting in front of the Midland Beach Migrant Shelter, which was formerly the Midland Beach Senior Citizen Home.
‘Eric Adams kicked out the elderly occupants of this nursing home in order to house illegal migrants,’ Sliwa said of New York City’s mayor in a press release before the event. ‘He is despicable.’
Sliwa called out politicians for their involvement in clearing buildings for the ‘invasion of illegal immigrants’ into NYC neighborhoods.
‘We need to take care of Americans first. Migrants, illegals, to the back of the line,’ he said. ‘Why do these illegal aliens get to jump the queue and jump to the top and front of the line?’
During his speech, Sliwa asked those in attendance to block the street with him when he was done speaking, as an act of civil disobedience.
He joined arms with other protestors, blocking the street, while some waved American flags and many chanted, ‘USA, USA, USA.’
Ultimately, Sliwa and others were arrested, handcuffed and placed into a police van.
This is the second time in a week that Sliwa and other protestors have been arrested over migrant shelters.
On Wednesday, he led a group of protestors in front of the Creedmoor Hospital Grounds where a tent shelter was built for migrants.
‘Have pity. No tent city!’ Sliwa chanted, while criticizing Mayor Eric Adams. ‘We’re going to keep driving this point home until you decide to be the mayor and represent American people who are citizens of New York City who pay their taxes and afford to put you in a $5000 customized suit each and every day.’
Sliwa and other protestors were place in handcuffs and taken away, video showed.
Since spring, over 93,000 migrants have entered New York City, according to the mayor’s office. Mayor Eric Adams said during a press conference earlier this month that there’s no longer room for migrants to stay in the city.
Fox News Digital’s Louis Casiano contributed to this report.