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Migrants bused to Canada from NYC for free are TURNING BACK after getting frustrated over weather

Bynewsmagzines

Feb 9, 2023
Migrants being bused to Canada are reportedly voicing concern over the cold weather seen in our neighbor to the north - despite getting a free ride at the expense of taxpayers. A family of migrants are seen at a border-crossing point in Upstate New York, leading into Montreal

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Migrants being bused to Canada are reportedly voicing concern over the cold weather seen in our neighbor to the north – despite getting a free ride at the expense of taxpayers.

The asylum seekers hail from Latin America, but are being bused from New York City, which is currently experiencing an abnormal outflow of migrants from states such as Texas and Florida.

Originally welcomed into The Big Apple with open arms, the foreigners last month voiced discontent over an alternative shelter offered by Mayor Eric Adams, citing its bare-bones amenities – all after being put up for months in posh, luxury hotels, paid for by New York citizens.

The criticisms spurred the mayor – who’s struggled to address the abnormal outflow of travelers since assuming office last year – to announce last week that the city would buy bus tickets for newcomers who would prefer to live in Canada.

However, just days after reports surfaced that some of the travelers were fleeing New York because of ‘drugs’ and homelessness, several are having second thoughts – with some outright turning back upon arrival because the country has ‘lots of snow.’

Migrants being bused to Canada are reportedly voicing concern over the cold weather seen in our neighbor to the north - despite getting a free ride at the expense of taxpayers. A family of migrants are seen at a border-crossing point in Upstate New York, leading into Montreal

Migrants being bused to Canada are reportedly voicing concern over the cold weather seen in our neighbor to the north - despite getting a free ride at the expense of taxpayers. A family of migrants are seen at a border-crossing point in Upstate New York, leading into Montreal

Migrants being bused to Canada are reportedly voicing concern over the cold weather seen in our neighbor to the north – despite getting a free ride at the expense of taxpayers. A family of migrants are seen at a border-crossing point in Upstate New York, leading into Montreal

Days after reports swirled that mirgants were fed-up with the Big Apple, several are reportedly having second thoughts about Canada as an alternative because the country has 'lots of snow'

Days after reports swirled that mirgants were fed-up with the Big Apple, several are reportedly having second thoughts about Canada as an alternative because the country has 'lots of snow'

Days after reports swirled that mirgants were fed-up with the Big Apple, several are reportedly having second thoughts about Canada as an alternative because the country has ‘lots of snow’

Speaking to the CBC, Ilze Thielmann, the director of a New York nonprofit that has already helped transport the migrants from New York to Montreal, attempted to explain the phenomenon, saying many had arrived expecting better access to jobs and health care, while others were simply turned off by the frigid conditions.

‘They think that there are all these jobs up there,’ Thielmann, 56, told the Canadian broadcaster Tuesday of the realities currently being thrust on the foreigners, many of whom have been in the US for the better part of a year.

She added that instead of braving the rest of the Canadian winter – set to persist for no more than another month – migrants, already fed-up with conditions, are opting to turn tail back to New York City.

‘They think they’re going to be able to get asylum very easily up there, and that’s just not the case.’

Speaking to The New York Post, one migrant from Colombia, Jose Liandro, corroborated the charity worker’s story, saying that after just one week he wanted to returned to Manhattan. 

When asked for a reason for his change-of-heart, the Spanish-speaking traveler simply replied, ‘Mucha nieve’ – which, in English, means, ‘A lot of of snow.’

Liandro is among the more than 43,000 asylum seekers that has been funneled into the Port Authority, after Adams condemned Texas leaders for busing migrants from the southern border amid the state’s own migrant woes.

In response to the relatively green politician’s very public attack, officials in the Lone Star state added New York to its list of so-called ‘sanctuary cities’, and began carting illegal border crossers by the bus-load to the liberal locale. 

Instead of braving the rest of the Canadian winter - set to persist for no more than another month - migrants, already fed-up with conditions, are opting to turn tail back to New York City

Instead of braving the rest of the Canadian winter - set to persist for no more than another month - migrants, already fed-up with conditions, are opting to turn tail back to New York City

Instead of braving the rest of the Canadian winter – set to persist for no more than another month – migrants, already fed-up with conditions, are opting to turn tail back to New York City

At first, Adams – a former New York police captain who campaigned on promises of cleaning up the city’s crime and homeless epidemics – welcomed the migrants, but soon began to change his tune after his office found itself at a loss as to how to absorb the travelers into the already embattled city.

Following several failed ventures designed to address the flow of migrants – including a scrapped tent city in The Bronx and a proposed facility on Randall’s Island that never materialized – Adams housed thousands of asylum seekers at trendy hotels in Manhattan.

Many of those illegal immigrants had been staying at The Watson Hotel located on 57th and Tenth Avenue – in taxpayer-funded hotel rooms that cost as much as $450 per night.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams has desperately tried to solve the city's migrant crisis - which began after he criticized officials in Texas for busing them out of the southern state

New York City Mayor Eric Adams has desperately tried to solve the city's migrant crisis - which began after he criticized officials in Texas for busing them out of the southern state

New York City Mayor Eric Adams has desperately tried to solve the city’s migrant crisis – which began after he criticized officials in Texas for busing them out of the southern state

That changed late last month, when Adams, in his latest pivot in addressing the crisis, announced that a then-planned shelter at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal would become the latest temporary home for at least 1,000 male migrants, including all of those staying at the Watson, which for the past few months served as a men’s-only shelter.

Addressing New Yorkers fed-up with rampant crime and homelessness, Adams gave a deadline to those staying at the Watson for Monday, saying those migrants – all single men – would now be replaced by asylum-seeking families.

That spurred several migrants to take up outside the building to protest the mayor’s declaration – with many outright refusing to relocate, citing privacy concerns and non-optimal conditions at the pop-up facility, with some comparing it to a prison.

By Monday, as several found themselves locked out of their respective rooms at the Watson, the predominantly Latin American procession remained, setting up camp directly outside the luxury building in direct defiance of Adams’ order. 

Many of those illegal immigrants had been staying at The Watson Hotel located on 57th and Tenth Avenue - in taxpayer-funded hotel rooms that cost as much as $450 per night.

Many of those illegal immigrants had been staying at The Watson Hotel located on 57th and Tenth Avenue - in taxpayer-funded hotel rooms that cost as much as $450 per night.

Many of those illegal immigrants had been staying at The Watson Hotel located on 57th and Tenth Avenue – in taxpayer-funded hotel rooms that cost as much as $450 per night. 

The migrants have voiced concerns conditions at New York shelters, comparing them to jail

The migrants have voiced concerns conditions at New York shelters, comparing them to jail

The migrants have voiced concerns conditions at New York shelters, comparing them to jail

The immigration staffer is seen speaking with migrants outside the three-star hotel Monday, as they refused to relocate to a designated shelter across the East River

The immigration staffer is seen speaking with migrants outside the three-star hotel Monday, as they refused to relocate to a designated shelter across the East River

The immigration staffer is seen speaking with migrants outside the three-star hotel Monday, as they refused to relocate to a designated shelter across the East River

A member of the Mayor's immigration office speaks with migrants who are camping out in front of the Watson Hotel. Community organizers have provided the men with food and tents

A member of the Mayor's immigration office speaks with migrants who are camping out in front of the Watson Hotel. Community organizers have provided the men with food and tents

A member of the Mayor’s immigration office speaks with migrants who are camping out in front of the Watson Hotel. Community organizers have provided the men with food and tents 

Photographs taken Monday morning show dozens of tents lining the sidewalk on 57th street directly outside the hotel, while some male asylum seekers were seen keeping warm by wrapping themselves in blankets and sleeping bags.

They were reportedly removed from their rooms one by one, with others returning to their rooms Monday telling reporters they were not being allowed back into their rooms to retrieve their belongings.

Speaking to DailyMail.com outside the Watson Monday, one of the migrants, 32-year-old Labrador, lamented his and others’ situation but remained adamant that he would not relocate to the Brooklyn shelter, comparing it to jail.

‘They want to take us to a place like a jail,’ said Labrador, who is from Venezuela and served in the country’s Special Forces.

‘They don’t show us the real pictures and video but I have them and will show everybody,’ the migrant said, producing photos that have been circulating on social media showing the interior shelter.

Adams' ill-fated efforts resulted in many of the migrants being housed at hotels, with hundreds of male asylum seekers residing at the Watson since November

Adams' ill-fated efforts resulted in many of the migrants being housed at hotels, with hundreds of male asylum seekers residing at the Watson since November

Adams’ ill-fated efforts resulted in many of the migrants being housed at hotels, with hundreds of male asylum seekers residing at the Watson since November

That changed last month, when Adams, in his latest pivot in addressing the crisis, announced that a then-planned shelter would become the latest temporary home for at least 1,000 male migrants, including all of those staying at the Watson

That changed last month, when Adams, in his latest pivot in addressing the crisis, announced that a then-planned shelter would become the latest temporary home for at least 1,000 male migrants, including all of those staying at the Watson

That changed last month, when Adams, in his latest pivot in addressing the crisis, announced that a then-planned shelter would become the latest temporary home for at least 1,000 male migrants, including all of those staying at the Watson

New Yorkers are now voicing concerns that they feel unsafe over the mass of men, some of whom admitted to having criminal records in their home countries

New Yorkers are now voicing concerns that they feel unsafe over the mass of men, some of whom admitted to having criminal records in their home countries

New Yorkers are now voicing concerns that they feel unsafe over the mass of men, some of whom admitted to having criminal records in their home countries

Earlier in the morning, the displaced asylum seekers protested their prospective transfer to the cruise terminal - which, unlike the Watson, offers migrants only army-style cots as opposed to beds - by painting a massive banner to be hung on the scaffolding outside the hotel

Earlier in the morning, the displaced asylum seekers protested their prospective transfer to the cruise terminal - which, unlike the Watson, offers migrants only army-style cots as opposed to beds - by painting a massive banner to be hung on the scaffolding outside the hotel

Earlier in the morning, the displaced asylum seekers protested their prospective transfer to the cruise terminal – which, unlike the Watson, offers migrants only army-style cots as opposed to beds – by painting a massive banner to be hung on the scaffolding outside the hotel

Once booted from the hotel, displaced asylum seekers protested their prospective transfer by painting a massive banner to be hung on the scaffolding outside the hotel – which is set on an affluential street known to locals as Billionaire’s Row.

Tents, meanwhile, were gifted to the displaced men by members of the local community, after several were seen i sleeping on Mylar blankets spread directly on the concrete. 

Within hours, organizers would set up a table complete with coffee, bananas, water, and pizza for the migrants, as members of the press also convened to cover the developing demonstration.

he asylum seekers said that they are hoping their noncompliance spurs Adams to reconsider his office¿s plan to relocate them to the Red Hook ferry terminal (pictured), citing non-ideal living conditions at the somewhat isolated facility

he asylum seekers said that they are hoping their noncompliance spurs Adams to reconsider his office¿s plan to relocate them to the Red Hook ferry terminal (pictured), citing non-ideal living conditions at the somewhat isolated facility

he asylum seekers said that they are hoping their noncompliance spurs Adams to reconsider his office’s plan to relocate them to the Red Hook ferry terminal (pictured), citing non-ideal living conditions at the somewhat isolated facility 

As the migrants’ eviction deadline rapidly approached early Monday morning, only a small number were seen getting on buses tasked with bringing as many of the asylum seekers as possible to the Brooklyn shelter.

DailyMail.com cameras captured some of those pressured to get on the buses to Brooklyn, with three departing the hotel with only 15 to 20 people. 

The shelter – photos of which have already been circulating on social media – will not be a permanent home, however, as the city has promised to close the facility in time for cruise season in the spring.

Speaking to DailyMail.com, many of the migrants voiced concerns over conditions at the shelter, citing the ‘basic beds’ and cold interior, as well as its isolated location away from the bells and whistles of Manhattan.

The shelter - photos of which have already been circulating on social media - will not be a permanent home, however, as the city has promised to close the facility in time for cruise season in the spring. (picture provided by one of the immigrants)

The shelter - photos of which have already been circulating on social media - will not be a permanent home, however, as the city has promised to close the facility in time for cruise season in the spring. (picture provided by one of the immigrants)

The shelter – photos of which have already been circulating on social media – will not be a permanent home, however, as the city has promised to close the facility in time for cruise season in the spring. (picture provided by one of the immigrants)

Still refusing to move as of Monday, many of the migrants have voiced concerns over conditions at the Red Hook shelter, reportedly citing the 'basic beds' and cold interior

Still refusing to move as of Monday, many of the migrants have voiced concerns over conditions at the Red Hook shelter, reportedly citing the 'basic beds' and cold interior

Still refusing to move as of Monday, many of the migrants have voiced concerns over conditions at the Red Hook shelter, reportedly citing the ‘basic beds’ and cold interior 

‘They treat us like dogs throwing us to the street,’ said one 21-year-old man from Venezuela named Isaac Quintero, who is not related to the aforementioned single mother.

‘I know they have empty rooms available,’ the young man said, adding that he had slept on the street for two nights after being booted from his room at a luxury hotel.

Photos and videos shared by the mayor’s office appear to corroborate some of the migrants’ accounts, showing its interior packed with cots all set just a few feet from one another.

Meanwhile, more buses continue to arrive to the city’s Port Authority Bus Terminal each day – bringing with them hundreds of tired, huddled men, women, and children each time.     

Adams has been bullish on asking for federal help, even after admitting Monday that New York officials were helping pay for migrants' tickets to canda

Adams has been bullish on asking for federal help, even after admitting Monday that New York officials were helping pay for migrants' tickets to canda

Adams has been bullish on asking for federal help, even after admitting Monday that New York officials were helping pay for migrants’ tickets to canda

As Adams struggles with a sensible solution to the influx, migrants have been ferried across the city, from shelter to hotel, as the city’s seemingly never-ending migrant saga continues to persist.

Adams has previously told citizens in his crime-ridden city to expect migrant facilities to soon grace  ‘every community,’ while warning residents they should expect shelters to pop up in their neighborhoods without warning.

Sources have said the mayor’s plans, however, have been poorly thought out and often fast-tracked, causing them to almost always fall apart. 

Adams, meanwhile, has remained bullish on asking for federal help, doing so again after confirming Monday that New York officials were helping foot the bill for disgruntled migrants seeking travel to Canada, saying ‘those who are seeking to go somewhere else – not that we’re pushing or forcing’ are receiving aid from the city.

The assertion came after Adams openly criticized leaders in southern states for busing migrants up north, calling the treatment ‘inhumane.’

On Tuesday, when asked about his office’s latest course of action in quelling the migrant crisis, Adams denied city officials were ‘coordinating’ to send migrants from the Big Apple to Canada – insisting they were doing so of their own accord.

‘We are not coordinating with anyone to go to Canada. We’re not doing it,’ Adams said. ‘There is no role that the city is playing to tell migrants to go to Canada.’

 Adams added that the city’s ‘intake process’ for migrants included interviews designed to asses ‘their needs’ – and saying the city’s now-$4.2 billion budget to address the influx is a ‘moving target’ with no upper limit.’

We speak with people, they say they desire to go somewhere else,’ he said. ‘There’s a host of partnerships, with the Catholic Charities to others, that have been coordinating with people to get to their final destination.’  

Source: | This article originally belongs to Dailymail.co.uk

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