According to reports from a nonprofit group that works with veterans, nearly two dozen homeless veterans have been kicked from hotels in upstate New York in order to make room for illegal immigrants.
Hotels allegedly informed the veterans that at the beginning of the next week, their temporary housing would be pulled and they’d have to move on to the next spot.
Yerik Israel Toney Foundation CEO Sharon Toney-Finch said, “Our veterans have been placed in another hotel due to what’s going on with the immigrants.”
“One of the vets called me on Sunday,’’ she said. ‘He told me he had to leave because the hotel said the extended stay is not available. Then I got another call.”
“We didn’t waste any time,’’ Toney-Finch continued. “That’s when we started on Monday to organize when and where to move them all.”
“I am glad you called me today,’’ she added. “Last night, I was crying.”
Homeless veterans in Upstate NY were abruptly kicked out of their housing – to make room for migrants.
This is a disgrace. Joe Biden, Kathy Hochul & Eric Adams should be ashamed.
— NY Assembly GOP (@NYS_AM) May 13, 2023
New York Post reports:
Toney-Finch said 15 of the veterans got the heave-ho from the Crossroads Hotel in Newburgh about 60 miles north of New York City in Orange County — a new epicenter of Big Apple’s migrant crisis since Mayor Eric Adams began bussing Gotham’s overflow there against local officials’ wishes.
The other five displaced veterans were split between two other local facilities — the Super 8 and Hampton Inn & Suites in Middletown, Toney-Finch said.
The Middletown hotels are not believed to have migrants yet but were reportedly on the city’s shortlist to take some.
This is about as ruthless, coldblooded, and incredibly heinous as anything Biden and Democrats have ever done. Kicking American veterans out of their lodging to make way for illegal immigrants? What country IS this? https://t.co/rW08TgvuN7
— Bo Snerdley (@BoSnerdley) May 13, 2023
She said the hotels didn’t explicitly say the vets had to move because of the migrants but that it was clear to her that was the case, given the timing.
All 20 of the booted veterans have ended up at a Hudson Valley hotel about 20 minutes away, said Toney-Finch, who asked that The Post not name the site.
The Crossroads, Super 8 and the hotel where the migrants are now staying had no comment when contacted by The Post on Friday.
Hampton Inn did not immediately respond to a message left on voicemail.
Toney-Finch said the veterans were with set with up to four weeks to stay in the hotels while permanent housing was found, yet they were booted two weeks into their stay.
“Now we have to work from ground zero. We just lost that trust [with the vets],” she said .“A lot of them are Vietnam veterans. We do help them on a constant basis to get them benefits and help them find a place in society.”