FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
MINUTEMEN IN NEW YORK SUCCESSFUL IN CLOSING ILLEGAL ALIEN HOUSING
SOUTHAMPTON, NY (June 13, 2006) – Peter Lanteri, New York Chapter Director of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (“MCDC-NY”), today announced successful operations by the New York Minutemen in reporting and pursuing enforcement against grievous, dangerous housing code violations by illegal aliens in Southampton.
Due to information from the Eastern Suffolk County chapter of the MCDC-NY supplied to Town of Southampton code enforcement authorities, the property at 57 Peconic Street in Hampton Bays has been shut down. Found at the property were extreme violations of the Township housing code. Living inside of this illegally-renovated, single-family home were 19 adults and four children—including an infant domiciled in a boarded-up basement in conditions that posed an overt risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Local officials stated exposed wiring, illegally-constructed stairwells, extension cords and illegal occupation of an attic were included in the list of violations found causing highly dangerous living conditions.
“The Minutemen have provided numerous addresses in the Hamptons area to code enforcement and this was the first action taken on these reports to authorities. We applaud the actions of authorities. Minutemen will press our efforts to have all of the reported locations acted upon, and we will continue to report these violations to the proper authorities,” said Lanteri. “America is still a nation which governs herself under the rule of law, and these laws apply equally to all.”