Should New York offer free stays at upscale hotels to immigrants? US citizens weigh in

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NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! Americans’ opinions on New York City’s proposal to give migrants hotel rooms were divided, according to responses given to Fox News.

If they are available, why leave them empty when someone needs a room, in my opinion? Florida native Jerry spoke to Fox News in front of the Row NYC, an upmarket hotel the city intends to use. “Until they can be moved in another institution, there are certain persons who are in a severe situation that needs to be taken into account and possibly given precedence.”

The idea, according to Frank, a veteran New Yorker, is “completely absurd.”

He said, “I believe I understand New York’s attempt to provide for all of these diverse people, but teach them how to work or something.” “Don’t let anyone take advantage of the taxpayers for free.”

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Frank, a longtime New York resident, said he does not agree with Mayor Eric Adam's plan to use hotels as housing for the migrants.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has been bussing migrants to New York City for weeks in protest of what he perceives as the Biden administration’s inaction on the border crisis.

According to an the New York Post article this week, Mayor Eric Adams is attempting to reserve over 6,000 hotel rooms to host those border crossers. Adams has slammed Abbott, calling the Republican governor’s actions “horrific” and accusing him of “manufacturing a crisis” by using people “as political pawns.”

The simplest solution, according to Frank, would be to fortify and safeguard America’s borders. As the city’s leaders “give away everything that the taxpayers created,” he claimed that he is furious that residents of other states, particularly Texas, are “laughing at New York.”

Frank said, “Don’t allow New York become a laughing stock.”
As the border crisis persists, 2 MORE TEXAS-ORIGINED IMMIGRANT BUSES ARRIVE IN NYC

Migrants stream across the Texas border. Gov. Greg Abbott has been sending busloads of migrants to New York City and Washington, D.C., to protest the Biden administration's refusal to act on the border crisis.

Chris, an Illinois visitor living at the Row, told Fox News that he understands the hardships faced by locals who must now watch as their tax dollars are used to house illegal aliens.

I understand that they must place them somewhere, he added. However, I continue to believe that we need to have some sort of border control and a housing plan in place.

He went on, “What’s the long term?” How long will they remain in the hotel?
As the BIDEN-era crisis persists, MIGRANT ENCOUNTERS AT THE SOUTHERN BORDER EXCEED 2 MILLION SO FAR IN FY 22.

Chris said that the city could wish to divert resources in other directions as rents throughout the entire city keep rising and the homelessness situation worsens.

A bus carrying migrants arrived at New York City's Port Authority on Aug. 19, 2022.

According to a July analysis from real estate firm Douglas Elliman showed , the typical rental price in Manhattan was $4,150, over $1,000 more than it was during the same month last year. According to the non-profit Coalition for the Homeless , more than 50,000 homeless people spent each night in shelters in New York City in June.

Chris remarked, “You have homeless people that live here who should be cared for before the immigrants that are coming in here.”
Sam concurred.
She replied, “I just feel like there’s enough people here that, you know, are from the country that need to sustain themselves.
However, Ana-Brit, who was in town from Cincinnati, opined that America ought to make an effort to be the sort of nation that aids others.

She remarked, “With rent being as expensive as it is, it’s not fair to anyone.” However, New York is also a place where everyone is welcome.

Lisa, who lives in Brooklyn, said she loves the city's plan to use hotel rooms as housing for migrants.

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