Saturday, May 20, 2023

Outrage Grows Over Vets Evicted from New York Hotels to House Migrants; NY Hotels Boot Homeless Veterans to Shelter Released Migrants, and related stories

Outrage grows over vets evicted from New York hotels to house migrants:
The 20 homeless veterans who were evicted from Orange County hotels this week to make way for a group of migrants are shaken — but soldiering on, a spokeswoman for the group told The Post Saturday.
“We are trying to regain their trust,” said Sharon Toney-Finch, CEO of the Yerik Israel Toney Foundation and herself a disabled veteran. “They are very upset because of how they have been replaced and we are, too.”
Local leaders were quick to condemn the eviction from several hotels in Newburgh and Middletown, which was first revealed by The Post Saturday.
Leaders in the veteran community were quick to denounce the evictions of the former soldiers, many of them struggling with PTSD.
“These veterans served their country, taking an oath to put themselves in harm’s way if need be,” said David R. Riley Sr., American Legion Department of New York commander. “They deserve better. We owe them. Our country, our state, our citizens owe them.”
Other politicians put the blame on Mayor Eric Adams, whose administration bussed the migrants to Orange County beginning on Thursday. --->READ MORE HERE
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NY Hotels Boot Homeless Veterans to Shelter Released Migrants:
Upstate New York hotels began kicking homeless veterans from their properties to make room for migrants being bused to the region from New York City. The homeless veterans, many Vietnam-era veterans, were receiving temporary shelter in the hotels through the efforts of a nonprofit agency.
The New York Post reports that nearly two dozen homeless veterans “have been booted from the upstate hotels to make room for migrants.” One of the hotels told a 24-year-old Afghanistan war veteran their temporary housing was being pulled out from under them and they would have to move somewhere else.
Sharon Toney-Finch, CEO of the Yerik Israel Toney Foundation, told the New York Post, “Our veterans have been placed in another hotel due to what’s going on with the immigrants.”
Toney-Finch said they moved the veterans from the Crossroads Hotel in Newburgh, New York, to other nearby motels and hotels. The properties were located about 20 minutes from where they were displaced.
Orange County, New York, is now the target of a migrant busing campaign by New York City Mayor Eric Adams. The mayor is moving the migrants out of his sanctuary city to Upstate New York to relieve migrant overcrowding in his city. --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links below to related stories:

Homeless vets are being booted from NY hotels to make room for migrants: advocates

America's homeless veterans are booted from Upstate New York hotel to make room for bus load of migrants as Mayor Eric Adams attempts to alleviate pressure on the Big Apple

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