Homeless veterans are being booted from New York hotels to make room for the influx of illegal immigrants, according to a nonprofit group working with vets.
The news comes as New York Mayor Eric Adams faces the crushing reality of Joe Biden’s disastrous immigration policies.
According to a report from The New York Post, ex-military, including a 24-year-old man in desperate need of help after serving his country in Afghanistan, were evicted from their temporary housing to make way for the illegal migrants flooding into the city amid the end of Title 42.
Thousands of illegal immigrants arrived in New York City at the taxpayer’s expense, with NYC placing them into 14 hotels at zero cost.
Whistleblower and former employee at the Row Hotel, Felipe Rodriguez, told Fox News, “The chaos that we see at the Row today is compiled by migrants being drunk, drinking all day, smoking marijuana, consuming drugs, and domestic violence, uh, people having sex in the stairs, young people, teenagers, they use the fire exit stairs to go in there and do that they do.”
“We have people actually trying to act like the hotel is theirs, and we have no rights,” he said.
“The form in which they keep their rooms is horrendous. They don’t clean it; they don’t fold their clothes. It’s piles and piles; they’re hoarding clothes, they’re hoarding whatever they can hoard,” he added.
“There’s no accountability. And when you go into their rooms and say something, the hotel management, especially the GM [general manager], has directed us that we’re not allowed to tell them nothing. They have carte blanche at the Row,” Rodriguez said.
According to city estimates, caring for the illegal aliens will cost the taxpayer $4 billion by next year, NBC News reported.
The news comes as an increasing number of illegal immigrants were bussed to New York following the expiration of Title 42
A nonprofit foundation helping veterans said twenty homeless and struggling veterans were evicted from upstate hotels in order to make room for the incoming illegal immigrants.
“Our veterans have been placed in another hotel due to what’s going on with the immigrants,” said Sharon Toney-Finch, the CEO of the Yerik Israel Toney (YIT) Foundation.
YIT was founded by a disabled military veteran Sharon Toney-Finch, whose goal is to support homeless and low-income veterans.
The New York Post continued:
Toney-Finch said 15 of the veterans got the heave-ho from the Crossroads Hotel in Newburgh about 60 miles north of New York City in Orange County — a new epicenter of Big Apple’s migrant crisis since Mayor Eric Adams began bussing Gotham’s overflow there against local officials’ wishes.
The other five displaced veterans were split between two other local facilities — the Super 8 and Hampton Inn & Suites in Middletown, Toney-Finch said.
The Middletown hotels are not believed to have migrants yet but were reportedly on the city’s shortlist to take some.
She said the hotels didn’t explicitly say the vets had to move because of the migrants but that it was clear to her that was the case, given the timing.
All 20 of the booted veterans have ended up at a Hudson Valley hotel about 20 minutes away, said Toney-Finch, who asked that The Post not name the site.
Toney-Finch said the veterans had originally been set to temporarily stay at the three hotels for up to four weeks till permanent housing for them could be found.
She said the vets were about two weeks into their hotel stays when they got the boot
Donald Trump Jr. also weighed in on the news, saying, “Honestly, this is just infuriating! Homeless vets are being booted from New York hotels to make room for migrants. Fck Democrats & their bullsht policies! America last isn’t hyperbole. It’s their goal.”
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