(WNY News Now) – In response to the recent terror attacks in Israel, Congressman Nick Langworthy of New York’s 23rd district has introduced the Safe Way Home Act, a proposal aimed at reallocating funds currently designated for housing illegal immigrants in the United States to instead assist American citizens in Israel facing potential risks.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Nick Langworthy (NY-23) has taken action to address the safety concerns of American citizens in Israel by introducing the Safe Way Home Act. The proposed legislation seeks to redirect resources, currently allocated for housing illegal immigrants in the United States, towards the evacuation of American citizens from conflict zones, particularly Israel.
Recent events in Israel, marked by a series of brutal terrorist attacks, have heightened the urgency of ensuring the safety and well-being of U.S. citizens residing in the region. Congressman Langworthy expressed his concern, stating, “In the wake of the barbaric terrorist attacks in Israel, the United States must do everything we can to ensure the safety and well-being of our citizens in the region.”
One of the primary criticisms raised by Rep. Langworthy is the perceived neglect of American citizens in Israel by the Biden Administration. He highlighted the disparity between the significant expenditures allocated for housing illegal immigrants and the limited support provided to Americans in Israel. Currently, the administration offers loans for tickets on foreign airlines as a means of evacuation, which Rep. Langworthy deems insufficient.
The Safe Way Home Act, as proposed by Congressman Langworthy, aims to address this imbalance by reassigning funds from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Shelter and Services Program. These reallocated resources will support the establishment of a crisis evacuation program within the U.S. Department of State. The program’s primary objective is to facilitate the safe return of American citizens from conflict areas, including Israel, and to respond to future emergencies.
In a show of bipartisan support, Congressman Langworthy has garnered the backing of several co-sponsors for the Safe Way Home Act. Notable members of the House of Representatives who have joined as original cosponsors include Reps. Byron Donalds (FL-19), Elise Stefanik (NY-21), Claudia Tenney (NY-24), Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11), Randy Weber (TX-14), Greg Steube (FL-17), Kat Cammack (FL-03), Doug Lamborn (CO-05), and Troy Balderson (OH-12).