Hundreds of migrants have flooded into New York City‘s The Roosevelt Hotel overnight to be processed and given shelter. as the city continues baring the brunt of the asylum seeker crisis.
New York City has taken in at least 95,000 migrants so far in 2023 despite its clear struggles dealing with the huge influx. The city has welcomed more than twice as many migrants than Los Angeles, Miami and Houston since Title 42 was lifted in May following the end of the pandemic.
‘I was told that migrants have been coming in at a fast rate, and it’s overwhelming the process. NYC will surely fall without the correct help,’ said independent reporter Leeroy Johnson on Thursday night.
It comes as thousands of additional migrants currently crossing the US-Mexico border at Eagle Pass, Texas, are expected to make their way to NYC, where they have a right to shelter that has forced mayor Eric Adams to use historic places as emergency shelters.
Adams is facing a furious backlash after more than 110,000 migrants have flooded into the city since the spring of 2022. Many of the migrants have been transported north from Republican border states in a bid to prove the Democrats’ open arms policies are a disaster.
Hundreds of migrants have flooded into New York City ‘s The Roosevelt Hotel overnight
The city has welcomed more than twice as many migrants than Los Angeles , Miami and Houston since Title 42 was lifted in May following the end of the pandemic
The Roosevelt Hotel, Paul Hotel and Paramount Hotel are among the hotels designated for housing migrants in Manhattan. Long lines of migrants, mostly men from Africa, are now often seen outside the storied locations.
The Big Apple has taken in more than double the amount of migrants than the next most-popular cities. Adams has pleaded for state and federal aid as it is estimated the migrant crisis will cost the city $12billion over the next three years.
Houston was listed as the destination for 15,416 people, while 15,329 documented that they were heading to Los Angeles County and 11,081 made their way to Miami-Dade County since May.
NTAs are issued to migrants who cross the border illegally and it summons them to appear in front of a judge who decides whether they will stay in America or be deported.
All migrants who are released back into the US legally to pursue an asylum claim are given the document.
The data was collected by the TRAC database and highlights how many people are crossing the border and where they are going.
Conservative Queens councilwoman Vickie Paladino addressed the situation on Wednesday, arguing the migrants crossing Eagle Pass will soon add to the crisis in New York City, where more than 113,000 asylum seekers have arrived since last Spring.
Thousands of additional migrants currently crossing the US-Mexico border at Eagle Pass, Texas, are expected to make their way to NYC, where they have a right to shelter
New York City’s migrant crisis is expected to cost the city $4.7billion this year. Above is a list of some of the landmarks that have been turned into emergency shelters as officials struggle to house nearly 60,000 migrants in the city’s care
‘They’ll be in New York in less than a week, most likely,’ Paladino said on Wednesday. ‘This is not normal, this is not okay, this is not humane, and we have absolutely no obligation to care for these people with housing, welfare, or anything else.’
Around 95,000 migrants have arrived in New York City since the start of the year with over 60,000 still in the city’s care across 210 sites. City officials have said they expect the number asylum seeker population to reach nearly 33,980 households this fiscal year.
The city is currently paying about $385 a night per migrant family that needs housing and feeding. According to Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine, asylum seekers are costing the city roughly $10 million every day.
Despite mayor Adams’ cries for help from the state and federal government, the city has not received aid to cover the extra costs, so the $4.7billion would come from the city’s budget. That amount is equal to the budgets for the city’s sanitation, fire and parks departments combined.
Adams has warned that the city’s services will be affected by the incredible additional expenses on the budget. He has previously stated the city is planning on cutting services such as library hours, meals for senior citizens, and free, full-day care for three-year-olds.
The situation has already caused several demonstrations by furious New Yorkers.
Earlier this week, chaos erupted outside a Staten Island shelter for migrants as protesters tried to stop asylum seekers from moving in.
About 10 protesters were arrested on Tuesday outside a former Island Shores Assisted Living Facility in Midland Beach, where a crowd met migrants with chants including, ‘Take them back, Take them back.’
Footage from the scene shows protesters banging on the bus windows as they tried to prevent the migrants from disembarking and entering the shelter.
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