New York Hotels Removing Homeless Vets To Make Way For Migrant Wave

In the aftermath of the end of the Title 42 immigration policy, homeless veterans are being moved from hotels to make room for expected waves of illegal immigrants being shipped from New York City.

The end of the Trump-era Title 42 policy will likely have profound effects on the city and the nation. More than 10,000 migrants per day are expected to arrive over the southern border.

New York Mayor Eric Adams (D) has previously stated that the city has struggled due to a significant number of illegal immigrants who have arrived in the country.

Almost two dozen veterans are being removed from hotels in upstate New York to make way for the migrants coming from the city.

The CEO of a nonprofit organization said that the veterans were unable to stay due to the migrant transfers.

One of the vets cited was a 24-year-old who served in Afghanistan. Many of the others served in Vietnam.

Altogether, 20 veterans were moved from several hotels to make way for the migrants.

State Assemblyman Brian Maher (R-NY), who represents the area, said that the hotels “really ought to think about the impact on these people already going through a traumatic time.”

New York declared itself under pressure due to the number of migrants arriving in the city. Over the last several years, a number of border states began shipping migrants to the city.

Adams said that New York City “has cared for more than 61,000 migrants.” He noted that this happened “largely without incident.”

He called on federal officials to “step up.”

The city has responded to the latest wave with a plan to send migrants into more rural and suburban parts of the state.

The plan to send migrants to more Republican parts of the state has already met with significant resistance. Nearby Rockland County received a restraining order from a state Supreme Court judge to temporarily block the move.

Ironically, the effort to send 300 migrants to Rockland County bypasses Westchester County, a wealthy area that declared itself a sanctuary county in 2018.

The Big Apple is not alone in protesting the wave of new migrants. A public meeting in Chicago was dominated by residents speaking against a plan to house illegal immigrants in a former high school.

New York recently announced a similar plan to house about three hundred migrants in a former school in Staten Island.