(Article republished from Revolver.news)
Sobering video shows dozens of migrants sleeping on cardboard outside the iconic Roosevelt Hotel in Midtown Manhattan on Monday morning — as the makeshift processing center for asylum seekers hit capacity this weekend.
The slumbering newly arrived migrants could be seen filling the sidewalks surrounding the historic hotel at 45th Street and Vanderbilt Avenue, stretching from the hotel door up East 47th Street.
The group slept shoulder-to-shoulder across three full blocks while waiting to be processed at the site, which also houses migrant families, as NYPD officers monitored the situation.
Heartbreaking images showed crowd-control ropes separating the migrants from passersby, as those waiting for access to proper shelter huddled under blankets with their belongings alongside them.
“We’re all sleeping on the street,” said Abderahim Mahamat Saleh, a 36-year-old married dad of three from the Central African Republic, to The Post — adding he hasn’t been able to find a bed anywhere since he arrived in the Big Apple eight days ago.
He said he has been waiting outside the Roosevelt now for two days after staff gave him a “general referral form” and placed him in the queue along with dozens of other migrants.
“We don’t have blankets or pillows. They brought in vans for some people to sleep in, but there’s not enough space in the vans,” explained the migrant, who said he left behind his family to escape his country’s militia after they broke two of his ribs and collarbone.
There are homeless Americans – many vets – who sleep like this every night, and that is the real shame.
The situation in New York is starting to look apocalyptic. pic.twitter.com/OfXvRHpVwp
— Ben Kew ????? (@ben_kew) August 2, 2023
New Yorkers voted for this. Eric Adams campaigned on keeping NYC as a “sanctuary city,” so this apocalyptic nightmare is their own making. However, now, Eric is upset because all these illegals were simply “shipped over” to his city without warning. Well, sounds like he’s getting a taste of how border states feel.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams says he and New Yorkers are “angry” following the influx of migrants being sent to the city from border states.
As the city anticipates surpassing the highest recorded shelter census in history, Adams said Friday this level of responsibility was never part of any agreement.
“This responsibility was simply handed to us without warning as buses began showing up,” the Democratic mayor said while declaring a state of emergency in NYC. “There’s no playbook for this, no precedent.”
The only ones we should truly feel sorry for in this mess are the children being dragged to the US by selfish and irresponsible parents, along with the homeless Americans who Democrats seem to have conveniently forgotten about.
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