(FamilyConservationPAC.com) – America has hit a new, shameful low as the Biden administration refuses to house homeless veterans while clearing space to accommodate illegal aliens.
The 20 homeless veterans forced out of motels in Orange County this week to make room for a group of migrants are shaken but persevering, a representative for the group said on Saturday, according to The Post.
20 homeless veterans booted from NY hotel to make room for bussed-in migrants. pic.twitter.com/l9miXfUHo2
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) May 15, 2023
Sharon Toney-Finch, CEO of the Yerik Israel Toney Foundation and a disabled veteran herself, stated, “We are attempting to regain their trust. “They are really furious about how they were replaced, and so are we.”
Local officials reacted quickly to The Post’s Saturday revelation that many motels in Newburgh and Middletown had been forced to expel their guests.
Veterans’ community leaders were quick to condemn the evictions of the former troops, many of whom had PTSD.
“These veterans served their country, taking an oath to put themselves in harm’s way if need be,” said David R. Riley Sr., head of the American Legion Department of New York.
“Better is due to them. They owe us. They are owed by our nation, our state, and our people.”
Mayor Eric Adams, whose administration began busing the refugees to Orange County on Thursday, was blamed by other legislators.
Republican Congressman Mike Lawler, who represents Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess, and Westchester Counties, said it is “absolutely outrageous” that homeless veterans would be relocated to address the immigration situation in New York City.
“What a debacle this has turned into that Mayor Eric Adams would choose to put the welfare of our veterans in jeopardy speaks volumes.”
A caravan of as many as 15,000 migrants has begun marching from southern Mexico to the US border. Some are hoping for a swift entry to the US as Joe Biden seems keen to enroll these immigrants as voting Democrats. pic.twitter.com/YD52rJy6hx
— Rakesh Krishnan Simha (@ByRakeshSimha) May 8, 2023
Toney-Finch declined on Saturday to let The Post meet with the veterans but instead pleaded for contributions of food and toiletries that could be sent to the offices of State Assemblyman Brian Maher.
She said, “They are doing great.” She stated that the other veterans her group has previously assisted were out eating with her volunteers.
About 60 miles north of New York City, the hotels where the veterans were ejected from were where they were supposed to stay for a month until permanent housing could be found, according to Toney-Finch.
One of the hotels that the veterans’ advocacy group said had kicked out several veterans told The Post on Saturday that it had neither done so nor had any plans to do so.
The representative, Luz Pesick, the vice president of operations for the hotel’s owner, further stated that no one has contacted the Middletown hotel, the Hampton Inn, about taking any.
Pesick criticized the owner, saying, “That information is not correct — he is not taking any migrants in.” No veterans are being replaced by him.”
In the weeks leading up to the termination of Title 42, the Trump administration border policy that permitted Border Patrol agents to send migrants back to Mexico, more than 60,000 migrants arrived in New York City. Title 42 expired Thursday night.
A spokeswoman for City Hall stated that the migrant flood had overrun the city and that other state regions needed to stabilize the situation.
According to City Hall’s spokeswoman, Fabien Levy said,
“New York City has cared for more than 65,000 migrants, sheltering, feeding, and tending to them, and we have done so largely incident-free.”
“We’re currently asking Orange County to look after less than 0.25% of the asylum seekers who have arrived in New York City, with New York covering the cost of their housing, food, and services.”
???? ?? ????????: Immigrant given her court date of April 12, ????. Amazing how politicians ignore veterans and homeless for potential votes pic.twitter.com/sL5EvH3GWV
— • ᗰISᑕᕼIᗴᖴ ™ • (@4Mischief) May 12, 2023
The Biden administration ended Title 42. It was a holdover from President Donald Trump’s administration and began in March 2020. The authority allowed U.S. officials to turn away migrants who came to the U.S.-Mexico border to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Before that, migrants could cross illegally, ask for asylum, and be allowed into the U.S. They were screened and often released to await their immigration cases.
The Ramifications of Biden Ending Title 42
Under Title 42, migrants were returned over the border and denied the right to seek asylum. U.S. officials turned away migrants more than 2.8 million times. Families and children traveling alone were exempt.
But there were no real consequences when someone illegally crossed the border. So migrants could try again and again to cross, on the off chance they would get into the U.S.
President Joe Biden initially kept Title 42 in place after he took office, then tried to end its use in 2022. Republicans sued, arguing the restrictions were necessary for border security.
I wish joe ? cared as much about homeless veterans as he does about illegal immigrants.
Immigration makes sense if a specific country and citizens get mutual respect and benefit.
Otherwise it will be an invasion, one sided only.
— Frankie™️? (@B7frankH) May 15, 2023
Courts had kept the rules in place. But the Biden administration announced in January that it was ending national COVID-19 emergencies. So the border restrictions have now gone away.
And now, we have American citizens who served their country being kicked out of hotels to accommodate people who entered the country illegally.
What happens to this nation when heroes are thrown away for potential votes?
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