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Saturday, 25 March 2023 08:06 GMT

Migrants in NYC refuse to leave hotel

(MENAFN) The city of New York's attempts to manage the flood of illegal immigrants bussed in from border states have run into trouble. Some of the refugees, who reportedly preferred their free stay at a Manhattan hotel, are refusing to be transferred to a newly constructed shelter in Brooklyn.

Numerous refugees who had been transferred to a repurposed cruise ship terminal protested the choice on Sunday night by going back to Manhattan's Watson Hotel and setting up camp outside their former residences. On Monday morning, office employees who were passing by the area discovered tents and protestors who were sleeping outside blocking part of the walkway. A sign that read "permanent homes" in Spanish and "cancel rent" in English was hanging from the scaffolding.

The 1,000-person shelter at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal was built to house single adult males, freeing up space in hotels and other temporary lodging for migrant families. Protesters said that the barracks-style shelter's living conditions, which included insufficient heating and a lack of privacy, were intolerable.


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