Asylum seekers arriving by bus at the port authority or airport will be directed to this new arrival centre
New York Mayor Eric AdamsThis Saturday, I reported that iconic centenary roosevelt hotel, Named after former President Theodore Roosevelt and closed three years ago, it will reopen Accommodate immigrant families with children They kept coming to town.
It will also be established in this luxury hotel From 45th Street in Manhattan, just steps from Fifth Avenue and the famous Grand Central Station The ninth center for humanitarian aid and emergency response Various services will also be provided, such as medical assistance, among others.
The mayor said in a statement The Roosevelt Hotel, which opened in 1924 and closed during the 2020 pandemicwill act as a central intake center for all Asylum seekers And also provide them with a range of legal and medical services and restore contact with families and friends, as well Put them in a shelter.
Asylum seekers arriving by bus To the Port Authority, or to the airport, they will be directed to this new arrivals centre.
Immigrants already in shelters may go to Roosevelt To receive a variety of services.
starting this week, The hotel has 19 floors and 1,000 roomsWhich is in addition to the 120 hotels already contracted by the city to house migrants after overcrowding in public shelters, It will have 175 rooms for children and their familiesIt is an area that will be expanded to reach 850 rooms.
Adams further indicated that between 100 and 150 rooms would be booked. For immigrants who will continue their journey to other countries.
The wave of immigrants to the city is expected to increase After the end of Title 42 released under the pandemic and that it allowed the immediate expulsion on health grounds of migrants who crossed the border without documents.
New York has welcomed more than 65,000 immigrants since last August And more than 30,000 are in shelters that are also provided Food and various servicesthat caused a humanitarian and economic crisis.
Two buses arrived on Friday and three more buses arrived todayall posted by the Republican governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, who since last year Sends illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities.
“We continue to ask our federal and state partners For a real decompression strategy and hopefully open and trade temporary shelters across the state and the nation, The Democratic mayor confirmed that the city has reached its capacity.
Adams also began sending immigrants to out-of-town hotels.This led to a legal dispute due to the refusal of the local authorities to receive them.
The city has had to open more than 140 emergency shelters And eight humanitarian aid centers to be added to it Roosevelt Hotel. Adams requested federal financial aid, which has so far been unsuccessful.
Roosevelt, owned by Pakistan International AirlinesIt features an Italian Renaissance facade as well as interiors resembling historic American buildings.
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