Illegals Housed at Taxpayer Expense Refuse to Leave NYC Hell’s Kitchen Hotel for New Shelter
New York Mayor Eric Adams is discovering the complications that come with Biden’s broken immigration policy.
Last week, Adams announced a new mega-shelter at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal to address the growing illegal population in the city. The shelter is slated to hold up to 1,000 single men and becomes the fifth such shelter to open recently opened as Biden’s porous border impacts the entire nation.
Dozens of migrants stood their ground outside the Watson Hotel in Hell’s Kitchen on Sunday night and refused to leave for a new shelter at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal.
Cops had mobilized around the hotel around 10 p.m. as more than 50 migrants were standing outside with activists assisting with food, water and translations.
Single men were supposed to be brought to the new shelter over the weekend that would provide the same services they’ve been receiving, city officials said.
At one point, a city bus arrived and a small number of migrants jumped on, though the vast majority stayed put in front of the hotel on West 57th Street. Activists argued the migrants were being forced out of the hotel.
One Manhattan activist told The Post the men outside were staying at the hotel and were prepared to stay outside overnight. Some were moved to the new shelter earlier this weekend, but opted to return to the Manhattan site, she said.
“They feel that it’s not livable,” said Valerie, who declined to give her last name but said she was part of a mutual aid coalition helping migrants.
“The hotel won’t let them in so they’re planning to sleep here,” Valerie added.
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