Sunday, August 21, 2022

Head of the NYC Hotel Association says Operators Ready to House Thousands of Migrants; 2 More Migrant Buses from Texas Arrive in NYC as Border Crisis Continues, and related stories

Head of the NYC Hotel Association says operators ready to house thousands of migrants:
There’s room at the inn in New York City.
The head of the NYC Hotel Association said Thursday that operators are ready to put up thousands of migrants flocking to New York City in a boost to Mayor Eric Adams in his war of words with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.
Vijay Dandapani, president of the group representing nearly 300 hotels, likened the migrant crisis to the COVID-19 pandemic, when hotels sheltered the homeless, front-line medical workers and recovering coronavirus patients who needed to quarantine.
“DHS [Department of Homeless Services] has reached out to many potential suppliers for a bid to supply hotel rooms. At this point, HANYC stands ready to help through the hotel community, as it has in the past during COVID when many in shelters were moved to hotels,” Dandapani told The Post.
The Hotel Trades Council, which represents 37,000 hotel workers, is also involved in discussions with hotel operators and City Hall.
“HTC’s membership is largely made up of immigrant families who share a common history with the migrant families being bussed to New York,” said union President Rich Maroko. “As ambassadors of the hospitality industry, we are proud to welcome them with open arms and continue to work with the city to help provide safe shelter to help ensure their difficult journey has a happy ending.”
Maroko has accompanied Adams to greet busloads of migrants that have arrived at the Port Authority Bus Terminal throughout this month. The HTC was the first major union to endorse Adams’s successful bid for the mayoralty last year.
According to the union, there are currently 125,000 hotel rooms across the city, with a current occupancy rate of about 80%. --->READ MORE HERE
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2 more migrant buses from Texas arrive in NYC as border crisis continues:
Two more buses carrying illegal migrants arrived in New York City from Texas Friday morning.
The buses are the most recent sent by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to left-wing cities such as New York and Washington D.C.
Abbott began sending migrants out of his state into liberal cities thousands of miles from the U.S.-Mexico border as a way to bring evidence of the migrant crisis to their doorstep and bring attention to the issue of illegal immigration in his own state.
"Because of President Biden’s continued refusal to acknowledge the crisis caused by his open border policies, the State of Texas has had to take unprecedented action to keep our communities safe," Abbott said Friday. --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links below to related stories:

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott doubles down on busing migrants to NYC amid feud with Mayor Eric Adams

More buses with migrants from Texas border to arrive in NYC

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