If only we had some sort of, I don’t know, wall or something to keep vast numbers of people from just walking into America and then announcing that they don’t want to leave.
And once they’ve invaded the country, what’s the big deal about invading a hotel?
Mayor Eric Adams appears to have another immigration crisis on his hands as single men lodged at a Midtown hotel have been reluctant to move to a new facility at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal.
The mayor wants to use the hotel for families.
It’s a problem city officials apparently didn’t see coming — asylum seekers who got used to the privacy of living in a hotel room don’t want to move to a congregate shelter where everyone sleeps packed like sardines in a room with 1,000 cots.
If only someone could have predicted that migrants who don’t respect borders, might not respect private property either.
A bus with a jaunty “I Love New York” sign arrived at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in Red Hook on Monday with about a dozen asylum seekers being relocated from the Watson Hotel in Midtown. They were seen lugging black suitcases into the facility amid reports some were none too happy about it.
According to its website, it’s a “hotel thats known for its convenient price, large accommodations, and fantastic location, The Watson Hotel thrives with Americana spirit, art and musings.”
The most recent available rates were $288 a night.
And now the homeless population is expanding.
New York City police cleared groups of migrants from the Watson Hotel in Hell’s Kitchen on Monday, but dozens who refuse to go are still on the street — refusing to back down.
The asylum seekers who refused to leave camped out along 57th Street between 9th and 10th avenues.
Activists say everyone should get a hotel room.
Workers told Eyewitness News reporter Lucy Yang that in addition to staying for free in a luxury hotel, migrants also receive free food, free haircuts and free laundry service.
Advocates are asking migrants not to board the buses. City officials were then left pleading with asylum seekers and promising they’ll have everything they need there.
Single adult men staying at the Watson are being moved so that the space can be occupied by migrant families with children.
Noble of them.
Mayor Eric Adams has a problem, but the good news is that transporting them to Martha’s Vineyard will be cheaper than the hotel rooms.