The New York Post is reporting that according to a nonprofit organization that supports homeless veterans, nearly twenty struggling veterans have been forced to leave upstate hotels to accommodate illegal immigrants. These veterans, some as young as 24 years old, are now facing displacement so that accommodations can be provided for illegal immigrants, many of whom lack valid reasons for being in the country other than seeking work opportunities. The individuals who bravely served our nation are being uprooted and pushed aside to make way for those who have unlawfully entered the country.
The veterans had initially found temporary accommodation in three separate upstate hotels. However, it is widely speculated that the veterans were displaced due to the arrival of illegal immigrants. As a result, all twenty veterans have been relocated to a hotel in the Hudson Valley.
Originally, the veterans were scheduled to stay in these hotels for a maximum of four weeks while efforts were made to secure permanent housing for them. Unfortunately, their stay was abruptly cut short to make room for the increasing influx of illegal immigrants who have recently entered the country. The situation is expected to worsen further with the termination of Title 42, which has been used to manage border crossings.
The predicament has led to a division between Mayor Eric Adams and officials at the local level, leaving the well-being of the veterans in a precarious position. Eric Adams has consistently criticized the Biden administration for their inadequate handling of border issues. The Washington Post has even reported that the current state of affairs at the border is the most severe it has ever been, with a record-breaking number of over 10,000 illegal immigrants crossing daily this week. This surge in illegal crossings has intensified the challenges faced by the veterans.