BREAKING NEWS – New York City, New York – CNN anchors were momentarily silent after learning that some migrant gangs run criminal operations in New York City, retreat to Florida and return to New York because they don’t face any threat of jail.

CNN law enforcement analyst John Miller said that he learned from police detectives that migrant gang crews operate in New York City and then go to Florida to spend the money.

“But I’m like, ‘why don’t they just stay and steal in Florida?'” Miller said in a conversation about a group of migrants who attacked an NYPD officer and lieutenant in front of a shelter on West 42nd Street in Manhattan.

“They said, ‘because there you go to jail,’” Miller added, recounting a conversation with detectives.

That anecdote momentarily quieted CNN anchors Erica Hill and Phil Mattingly.

“Oh,” Hill said. “Fair point,” Mattingly said in turn, in a clip flagged by Daily Caller reporter Brianna Lyman.

“However, I don’t think we here in New York should be putting gang members in jail, simply because they run criminal operations,” stated Mattingly. “Mainly, because it’s a stupid republican talking point.”