In a shocking display of misplaced priorities, New York City’s iconic Roosevelt Hotel could soon transform into luxurious housing for a wave of illegal migrants, all at taxpayers’ expense.
The Biden administration’s dangerous policies have paved the way for a staggering influx of illegal migrants, and now New York City, led by Mayor Eric Adams, is bending over backward to accommodate them. In a display of misplaced priorities, the city is planning to transform the iconic Roosevelt Hotel into temporary housing for these asylum seekers, as reported by the New York Post.
The administration’s misguided approach has led to a surge in illegal immigration, which is set to increase significantly with the expiration of Title 42. Instead of focusing on the needs of its citizens, Mayor Adams is busy pandering to this wave of migrants by offering them luxury accommodations.
Fred Cerullo, president of the Grand Central Partnership, has confirmed that City Hall is engaged in serious discussions regarding the provision of temporary housing and other services at the historic Manhattan hotel.
This extravagant plan includes securing 1,025 hotel rooms for illegal migrants for a staggering 36 months at a cost of $200 per day, as per a report from Minute Mirror. This outrageous expenditure will amount to an astounding $225 million over three years, all at the expense of taxpayers.
The Roosevelt Hotel, which is owned by Pakistan International Airlines, closed its doors in 2020 due to the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite being currently closed, a few businesses continue to operate storefronts on the ground level. The hotel has yet to reopen, but the city seems to prioritize turning it into a haven for migrants over supporting the revival of the local economy.
Indicating that this ludicrous plan is gaining traction, the New York Post reported that multiple construction crews have been seen entering and exiting the hotel lobby recently. One anonymous contractor, whose company was hired just a week ago to ensure adequate plumbing, disclosed that there is immense pressure to complete the work to make the hotel suitable for habitation. This further underscores the city’s commitment to catering to the needs of illegal migrants, rather than its own citizens.
Although the building is old and requires some attention, the contractor noted that it had functioned as an operational hotel until recently. This raises questions about the wisdom of using such a valuable property to accommodate a wave of migrants, rather than investing in its revitalization for the benefit of the local community and the city’s economy.
It is evident that the misguided policies of the Biden administration, coupled with the eagerness of liberal politicians like Mayor Adams, have led to a situation where the needs of illegal migrants are placed above those of law-abiding citizens. This blatant disregard for the well-being of Americans is a clear example of the anti-American sentiment that has taken root in the Democratic Party, fueled by the likes of the “woke” movement. It is time to put an end to this absurdity and prioritize the needs of our own citizens.