New York City officials are overwhelmed by the number of migrants being bused from Texas and are struggling to provide a promised intake center and hotel rooms.
The department plans to temporarily rent around 5,000 hotel rooms around the city, including 600 rooms at the luxury ROW NYC hotel, to house the migrants arriving at the Big Apple. Officials added that they have selected a finalist to operate a Manhattan intake facility but did not reveal its location or the contractor’s name.
Josh Goldfein, a lawyer with the homeless rights advocacy division at Legal Aid, said, “We were already facing a crisis of homelessness in New York City when the flow of these migrant families started in earnest.”
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