NYC strikes ’emergency deals’ with 14 hotels to house migrants bused in from Texas

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s plan to give Democrats in places like New York City a taste of what his state has been enduring for nearly two years as a result of President Biden’s open border policies seems to be working. Wave after wave of illegal immigrants hit the southern border daily with a total somewhere around 4 million crossing in less than two years and showing no signs of slowing.

With Texas loading up buses and shipping “migrants” who entered the U.S. illegibly to New York City and Washington, D.C., the ongoing surge is forcing Democrats to deal with a minor wave of humanity that doesn’t begin to compare to what Texas is being forced to deal with. And in the Big Apple, city officials have reached “emergency deals” with 14 hotels because the shelter system is overloaded, according to the New York Post.

“Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Manuel Castro revealed the eye-popping total during a news conference at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan, where five buses arrived Thursday carrying migrants relocated by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott — matching Wednesday’s record number of buses,” the Post reported.

The number being an increase from eleven hotels already participating, according to a source who spoke with the newspaper.

Castro said Mayor Eric Adams and Gov. Kathy Hochul have appealed to officials in other states for help housing migrants — he didn’t reveal who had been contacted — which shows how much of a struggle it is for the city to care for the illegal immigrants.

“Unlike Gov. Abbott, our mayor and our governor are showing true leadership by actively coordinating with the White House and federal government and governors across the country and mayors across the country to see how we can work together to address the need to resettle asylum-seekers,” he said, putting a positive spin on things.

Adams reportedly reached out to the United States Conference of Mayors for assistance, according to the source. With Texas sending at least 75 busloads of migrants to New York City, more than 6,000 migrants have sought shelter from the city, the Post noted.

“Last week, the city said it was seeking to rent 5,000 rooms,” the Post reported, estimating that the annual cost for housing migrants in hotels could top $300 million. “On Thursday, City Hall confirmed that it was no longer planning to house some 600 families at the Row NYC hotel near Times Square.”

Here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:

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