Joe Biden’s horrendous immigration policies have led to record numbers of migrants from around the world illegally crossing into the United States, and there are few signs that is going to change anytime soon.
But in addition to the problems associated with dumping massive amounts of poor migrants in cities all over the country, such as overwhelming resources, some Democratic leaders have made the situation worse because of their own decisions.
Take New York City, for example: After border state GOP governors began bussing thousands of migrants to the self-described illegal immigrant “sanctuary,” city leaders decided to start putting many of them up in luxury hotels while providing them everything they could possibly want. Now, after many of those same migrants began tossing away the food they were provided, setting up little cook stoves, and trashing their rooms, officials are working to move them out of those hotels and into mass holding centers.
Only, the migrants don’t want to go. In fact, not only are the balking at being moved, they are demanding (with help from U.S. immigration “activists”) they be provided with their own permanent home at taxpayers’ expense.
Brietbart News reports:
Over the weekend, city officials sought to move migrants out of the Watson Hotel in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan and to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal where Mayor Eric Adams has constructed a massive shelter for new arrivals.
Many of the border crossers staying at the Watson Hotel, paid for by taxpayers, are refusing to leave and have instead set up a homeless encampment outside the hotel. There, they are demanding the city “cancel rent” and provide them with “permanent homes.”
“Illegal aliens refuse to leave ritzy hotel digs two blocks from Central Park for a new shelter in Brooklyn. Biden created this entitlement mentality so of course they will continue to demand more and better free stuff and then complain if denied,” New York Post columnist Miranda Devine wrote on Twitter.
Illegal aliens refuse to leave ritzy hotel digs two blocks from Central Park for a new shelter in Brooklyn. Biden created this entitlement mentality so of course they will continue to demand more and better free stuff and then complain if denied https://t.co/0KZrUrwPHp
— Miranda Devine (@mirandadevine) January 30, 2023
“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,” The Post reported on Monday. “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,” the outlet continued.
Democratic Mayor Eric Adams’ office said that officials were beginning to transition the single men out of the Watson to make room for migrant families, but clearly, the initial goodwill gesture has now been turned into an entitlement with New York’s taxpayers footing the bill.
“More than 42,000 asylum seekers have arrived in New York City since last spring and we continue to surpass our moral obligations as we provide asylum seekers with shelter, food, health care, education, and a host of other services,” City Hall spokesperson Fabien Levy said in a statement. “The facilities at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal will provide the same services as every other humanitarian relief center in the city, and the scheduled relocations to Brooklyn Cruise Terminal this weekend took place as planned. We remain in serious need of support from both our state and federal governments.”
Welcome to the America Joe Biden built.