According to a person who was moved, asylum-seeking migrants who were living at a Bronx hotel in NY City were quickly kicked out and transferred to a soft-sided shelter inside Queens Village. Even though people in the area have been protesting because they are worried about the coming of 1,000 single adult migrants, relocating from the Bronx hotel starting this week. Staff at a homeless center in New York City brought migrants in by bus, took them to a processing room, and checked them in.
Residents in the area have protested outside the shelter in Queens close to the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center because they are opposed to the upwards of 1,000 single adult migrants that are scheduled to be relocated from New York City hotels. Mayor Eric Adams says that adults who are migrants but don’t have families are moving out of hotels to make room for migrants with families. A Venezuelan migrant who used to live at the Bronx hotel sent photos of the migrant move process to Breitbart Texas.
Danny, who is from Venezuela and is looking for refuge, told Breitbart Texas that he got a notification in writing from the hotel that he had to move this week. Danny crossed into the U.S. close to Brownsville, Texas. He went to New York City and stayed at the Bronx Hotel. He got a job with a company that cleans businesses. The Venezuelan refugee says that when he moves to the shelter in Queens, NY, he will probably have to quit his job.
Migrants were told in a letter that was written in Spanish that they were going to be transferred from the hotel to an unnamed shelter in Queens this week. The notice had been signed by Erika Pula, the program’s head for the city of New York’s contracted shelter system.
Danny says that after that, a reminder was put up all over the hotel telling the refugees they would have to leave by Thursday at 4 p.m. He says that he was taken by bus to a shelter in Queens Village with soft walls a long time before the deadline. He said that he was told he would be kicked out of the housing program when workers saw him taking pictures on the bus ride and in the area where the shelter was.