A historic hotel in Midtown Manhattan that closed during the start of the Covid-19 pandemic has been reopened as the new arrival center for illegal immigrants being bused into the city.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced the Roosevelt Hotel will serve as a “centralized intake center,” providing medical, legal and social services for the newly arrived. There will initially be 175 rooms available to house families and children, which will be scaled to approximately 850 rooms.
“New York City has now cared for more than 65,000 asylum seekers — already opening up over 140 emergency shelters and eight large-scale humanitarian relief centers in addition to this one to manage this national crisis,” said Adams. “While this new arrival center and humanitarian relief center will create hundreds of good-paying, union jobs and provide the infrastructure to help asylum seekers reach their final destination, without federal or state assistance, we will be unable to continue treating new arrivals and those already here with the dignity and care that they deserve.”
The Roosevelt Hotel opened in 1924 and was named in honor of President Theodore Roosevelt. Located adjacent to Grand Central Station, it was one of the city’s most popular hotels – New York Gov. Thomas Dewey maintained offices at the hotel, and he was at the Roosevelt on Election Night in 1948 when he learned that he lost the presidential election to an upset victory by incumbent Harry S. Truman.
For decades, the hotel was the center of year-end national attention when bandleader Guy Lombardo and the Royal Canadians would broadcast their annual New Year’s Eve concert from the hotel’s Roosevelt Grill. The Beaux-Arts design of the hotel was also popular with film and television producers, and its use as a location for “Mad Men” inspired the hotel to sell vacation packages tied to the TV show.
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Why are we taking them in without documentation???? Who opened the border to allow anyone in, who wants to come in?????
I’m disgusted by the lack of intervention on the part of our current government. It’s an outrage.
Exactly! They’re not being held accountable
Ah, but they ARE going to be held accountable. Tomorrow morning Marjorie Taylor Greene begins impeachment proceedings in the US House on Biden, Garland, Mayorcas and the Attorney General. For more info, go to Steve Bannon’s WarRoom on Lindelltv.com.
The mention of her name makes me want to throw up. If she is the calvary heaven help us.
Yet they let Americans sleep in the streets… People that belong in this country and not cross illegally get shat on while illegals get treated like royalty by the democrats. No wonder the Red states thrive while these arse holes just dig more holes in the budget and tax everything until they get fed up and leave…
I have lived in the western US most of my life and have personally seen the incredible contributions migrants who work in the agricultural sector that is essential to not only the planting and care of crops but the harvesting as well.
California alone is the worlds’ 1/5th largest economy and the visa workers arrive in April and stay through October to guarantee that good nutritious food that is on everyday tables continues to be there. Temporary visas is exactly what they want and need to send support back home where they will return in the fall. These are the most important and essential guest visas and represent a absolutely irreplaceable resource for the many farmers and ranchers and in the rest of us for the products of life we need to live!
These visas and many more like them will and have turned the tide for many sectors of labor in the USA! Make more of them and keep them in good order!!!!!
Wake up! These people are here to stay – they aren’t going home after the farming season. Why do they get the right over someone that is overseas who is trying to come here legally – just because they can walk right across the border? Then given shelter, a phone and money – who’s paying for all this? This administration is an absolute joke and destroying this country.
Let’s also talk about how socialist it is to make someone with good credit pay for someone’s mortgage with mediocre credit?
Send them all back and send Joe with them.
It’s an absolute disgrace allowing illegals in to our country while so many citizens struggle to pay their bills . All expenses paid for Illegals Drug Dealers , murders rapists and child sex traffickers .
The Democraps continue to destroy our great country . Vote Republican 2024 Trump 2024
Are you suggesting that our govt. merely wants to “use” these illegal immigrants as agricultural slaves? I don’t really get the point you are trying to make. Please help me by explaining.
It’s an atrocity. If anyone should have access to places like this, it should be American veterans who put their lives on the line for freedom and their country — NOT illegal aliens looking for free stuff.
What has happened to our country? Our boys came home from Vietnam to dirty hospitals and attacks. Our Veterans have not been treated for PTSD and many are living on the streets. We do not attend church on a regular basis nor teach our children values, standards and morals. Wake up America! The good Lord has been good to us and he is watching. Our country was built on hard work, God and a Christian religion, values, morals, and common decency. We were from immigrants-legal immigrants that were not put up in fancy hotels and given money. They came over to become an American not be a parasite.
We need to change our voting documents back to only English. If you don’t become an American and speak the language, pay taxes and add to not take away, you do not get to VOTE! We have to go back to a system that only allows legal immigrants-we have no idea who is coming into our country and what they are bringing in. Wake up!