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NY Home Depot Hires Guard Dogs Because of Migrants

Illegal migrants loitering at a Bronx Home Depot have forced management to pay for added security and guard dogs.

In New York, a Home Depot has taken drastic measures by deploying a guard dog to safeguard shoppers from the increasingly aggressive behavior of migrants and thieves that have taken over their parking lots. This is no longer a scene from a dystopian novel; it’s the reality at the New Rochelle store where security personnel, alongside a German shepherd, patrol to maintain order. This scenario paints a clear picture of a community under siege, not just from crime but from a failed immigration policy that places citizens and lawful residents in uncomfortable and unsafe situations.

The situation has escalated to the point where other stores in the vicinity, particularly in the Bronx, are considering similar security measures as day laborers and petty thieves dominate the landscape. Some of these migrants, under the guise of seeking employment, have turned to more aggressive tactics such as unsolicited assistance with groceries, selling counterfeit goods, or worse, outright robbery. The testimonies from employees and customers at these stores are bone-chilling, recounting incidents of personal space invasion and even threats of violence. This isn’t just about making a buck anymore; it’s about preserving basic personal safety and property rights.

This spiraling situation underscores a broader national crisis fueled by lenient policies on illegal immigration under current leadership. It’s one thing to advocate for humane treatment of migrants, but quite another to allow lawlessness to permeate public spaces, endangering everyday Americans. When local residents can’t even shop without fear of harassment or theft, it’s clear that the balance has tipped too far in favor of political correctness over public safety.

Moreover, it’s a slap in the face to legal immigrants and day laborers who seek legitimate work and contribute positively to our communities but are now lumped together with those exploiting the system. The harsh reality is that unchecked aggressive solicitation and harassment in store parking lots are symptomatic of a failed immigration policy that prioritizes political optics over the welfare of its citizens.

New York, and indeed other border states, are on the frontline of this crisis, witnessing firsthand the consequences of an open-door policy that fails to discriminate between those coming to contribute and those coming to exploit. It’s high time for a robust reassessment of these policies, not through the lens of political expediency but through the stark reality of their impact on American streets. If we continue down this path, the essence of American life will be irreparably altered, not just in New York but across the nation.

Robert Chernin

Robert Chernin

Robert B. Chernin has brought his years of political consulting and commentary back to radio. As a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser and political confidant, Robert has a unique perspective with insights not heard anyway else. Robert has consulted on federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Robert co-founded and served as president of the Electoral Science Institute, a non-profit organization that utilizes behavioral science to increase voter participation and awareness. Robert can be heard on multiple radio stations and viewed on the “Of the People” podcast where you get your podcasts.