The panel on “Outnumbered” blamed the Biden administration’s lax immigration enforcement for chaos in New York on Monday, as dozens of migrants housed on American taxpayers’ money at a luxury Manhattan hotel refused to leave.
A group of illegal migrants who entered the US through the southern border refuse to leave their spare hotel rooms in New York for a migrant shelter in Brooklyn, New York, sleep on the street in protest. The migrants were initially housed at the Watson Hotel in midtown Manhattan, but their schedule to move to a new migrant assistance center, the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, caused an uproar late Sunday night.
“This is outrageous. I think it has more to do with the fact that there will only be men [centers]” said host Brian Kilmead. “They’re trying to break it up.”
Kilmead referred to previous reports that migrants had sex in the corridors of the Row, one of New York’s most famous hotels, and drank alcohol in the lobby. Garbage bags full of untouched sandwiches provided to the migrants were found there after the migrants used unsafe cooking equipment to prepare their meals in their hotel rooms.
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“So they want to stop at the frat house and they don’t want to go to Brooklyn [cruise port] free where they eat free,” Kilmead added.
“So I can’t believe the audacity of someone who would come into our country illegally, ride a free bus to the number one city in the country, and then decide they’re going to take the free accommodation they’ve got.”
Co-host Rachel Campos Duffy recalled talking to homeless people in New York months ago when the city had used Randall’s Island — a large island in Hell’s Gate, home to several sports fields and a mental institution — as a migrant detention center.
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The homeless would quickly take the place of the migrants in the center of Randall’s Island, rather than the typical homeless shelters, Campos-Duffy said.
“We don’t put Americans first. This is complete madness. And by the way… yes, everything looks bad next to a really nice hotel in the city center. I would like to stay there too,” she noted.
The migrants’ refusal to leave the New York hotel came after reports emerged of increased crossings at the northern border, particularly in the stretch between Plattsburgh, New York, and Pittsburgh, New Hampshire.
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“It’s a misnomer when people say, ‘And now the crowds are coming from Canada.’ You know, it’s ‘through’ [Canada]” said host Emily Compagno.
“Remember on the southern border we had reports of over 150 countries represented by the millions of illegal immigrants flooding the southern border. Canada is no different, illustrated horrifyingly by the fact that an entire Native American family froze to death on this terrain because a Haitian did.”
The Swanton sector — centered in Vermont — saw twice as many illegal immigrants in a four-month period than in the previous two years, she said.