Massive Protest in New York as 'Tent City' for 1,000 Undocumented Men Opens Near Elementary School
Protesters in New York City gathered in Queens to oppose the opening of a shelter that will house around 1,000 illegal immigrant men. The sh...
Protesters Oppose Opening of Shelter for Illegal Immigrants in Queens
Protesters in New York City gathered in Queens to oppose the opening of a shelter that will house around 1,000 illegal immigrant men. The shelter is located near an elementary school and senior center, which has raised concerns among the residents.
The protesters held signs and chanted slogans against the establishment of the shelter, arguing that existing hotels and homeless shelters in the city are already overwhelmed with illegal immigrants who were transported to New York. The shelter, known as a tent city, was approved by state officials and was set up in just 10 days in the parking lot of a psychiatric facility in Queens.
Arrests Made During Recent Protest
During a recent protest, several individuals, including former GOP mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa, were arrested for allegedly refusing police orders to clear the street. The protesters were blocking traffic and displayed signs expressing concerns about issues such as border control, the use of tax money, and the safety of schools.
Residents Express Frustration Over Housing of Male Migrants
Residents in Queens, New York are expressing their frustration and outrage over the housing of 1000 male migrants across the street from the Creedmoor Center. A video shows residents chanting "NO TENT CITY" in protest. The situation is ongoing, and more information is expected to be revealed.
Protesters Gather at Creedmoor Psychiatric Center
Protesters gathered at the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in New York City, where a shelter for illegal immigrants was set up. The center is located near several schools, including elementary and special education schools. The protesters chanted "Close the border!" and waved American flags. Some expressed sympathy for the illegal immigrants but were more concerned about the location of the shelter.
City Considers Housing Illegal Immigrants in Central Park
New York City officials are considering the option of housing over 50,000 illegal immigrants in tents in Central Park. The city is currently reviewing around 3,000 possible locations to place these individuals. Anne Williams-Isom, NYC's deputy mayor for Health and Human Services, stated that "everything is on the table" when it comes to finding housing solutions for the influx of illegal immigrants. Central Park, which attracts approximately 42 million tourists annually, is reportedly one of the locations being considered.
New York City Struggles to Accommodate Growing Number of Illegal Immigrants and Homeless Individuals
New York City is facing a crisis as it struggles to accommodate a growing number of illegal immigrants and homeless individuals. According to the CEO of the city's largest provider of shelter and supportive housing, the system is at a breaking point. Since April of last year, over 90,000 illegal immigrants have arrived in the city, with around 55,000 still being housed by the city. This influx has caused the already strained homeless shelters to reach capacity, resulting in a record-breaking 105,800 people being sheltered by the city. The situation highlights the need for support and resources to address the growing demand for housing in New York City.
Blame Game Between NYC Mayor and New York Governor
The article discusses the ongoing protest in New York City regarding the illegal immigrant crisis. Both NYC Mayor Eric Adams and New York Governor Kathy Hochul, who are Democrats, are blaming each other for the situation. Mayor Adams claims that the city has not received enough assistance to care for the large number of immigrants, while Governor Hochul's administration accuses the city of not cooperating with the state and not fulfilling their requests.