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NYC to rent another FIVE THOUSAND hotel rooms for illegal migrants on top of 1,000 already booked

New York City is planning on renting a further 5,000 hotel rooms to accommodate the migrants arriving on buses in the city from Texas and Arizona, as the city struggles to house the new arrivals.

The 5,000 rooms will come on top of the 1,000 rooms the city announced they would rent last week.

A solicitation letter was sent on Wednesday by the Department of Social Services, detailing the request.

No cost was given, and they did not specify which hotels they planned to use. 

Some New Yorkers reacted with anger to the news of the additional 5,000 hotel rooms. 

‘NYC is looking for an extra 5,000 hotel rooms to house bused in migrants. So now we have illegal immigrants instead of tourists in our hotels,’ tweeted Andrea Catsimatidis, chair of the Manhattan Republican Party. 

‘Imagine that impact on our economy, crime, and tax dollars.’

Immigrants bussed into NYC by Governor Abbott of Texas arrive at the Port Authority Bus Terminal on Wednesday

A little boy gets off the bus from Texas on arrival in Manhattan on Wednesday

A little boy gets off the bus from Texas on arrival in Manhattan on Wednesday

A family of bussed immigrants from Texas pose for a photograph at 42nd and 8th Avenue in Manhattan on August 12

A family of bussed immigrants from Texas pose for a photograph at 42nd and 8th Avenue in Manhattan on August 12

Manuel Castro, the commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, is seen on August 12 welcoming new arrivals from Texas and Arizona

Manuel Castro, the commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, is seen on August 12 welcoming new arrivals from Texas and Arizona

Sarah Idan, who goes by Miss Iraq on Twitter, added: ‘Be careful questioning why we’re not giving our citizens priority & burdening our system during inflation you will be labeled as a racist. Even though our citizens are diverse…’

And a Polish man, Wojciech Terebka, tweeted: ‘It’s seems that the mistake my family did.. was we crossed the border legally.’ 

The United States is on track to see the highest number of migrant arrivals since records began, with two million people expected to have crossed illegally by the end of the year.

New monthly data, out on Monday, showed that so far this fiscal year 1.82 million people have been apprehended by Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

The last fiscal year – from October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021 – saw 1.66 million arrivals: in itself a record.

The CBP records date back to 2000.

Analysts expect that, by September 30 this year, more than two million people will have been caught crossing from Mexico. 

The migrants arriving in New York City crossed into the United States illegally, and then took advantage of a scheme launched in the spring by Greg Abbott, governor of Texas. 

Abbott has argued that Texas is unfairly burdened with migrants, and has taken to bussing them to places they would rather be – such as Washington DC and New York City, both of which are sanctuary cities. 

In sanctuary cities no one is asked about their immigration status when they report a crime or seek access to public services.

More than 6,000 people have been bused to Washington, D.C. since the April launch of Abbott’s scheme. The first week of August saw the first arrivals in New York City. 

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, another Republican, launched a similar effort in May and has bused more than 1,000 migrants, his office has said. 

At an unrelated press conference on Monday, Mayor Adams said that New York would 'treat these people with dignity' that Texas has failed to do

At an unrelated press conference on Monday, Mayor Adams said that New York would ‘treat these people with dignity’ that Texas has failed to do

Adams is seen at the Port Authority bus terminal in midtown Manhattan on August 6, handing out supplies to the new arrivals

Adams is seen at the Port Authority bus terminal in midtown Manhattan on August 6, handing out supplies to the new arrivals

On Monday it emerged that a luxury hotel in the center of Manhattan is set to become a hub for housing the asylum-seeking migrants.

The Row, which is based near tourist-packed Times Square, will become a shelter for as many as 600 migrant families.

Sources claim that they are going to place families and single people who have traveled from Texas after Gov Greg Abbott unveiled his plan to start transporting people from his southern state.

The plush hotel is understood to be working with Mayor Eric Adams to convert part of the building, where rooms can cost more than $400-a-night, into an intake center.

A hotel security guard told DailyMail.com on Monday that there were no migrants currently in staying in The Row. 

He added that the hotel is expecting a group of migrants from the Department of Homeland Security within the month.

The security guard said that as far as he knew, the rooms being given to the migrants will be standard rooms all on the same floor.   

The Row, a $400-a-night luxury hotel based near tourist-packed Times Square, will become a shelter for as many as 600 migrant families. It is not clear if one floor will be made available or if they will be across the property

The Row, a $400-a-night luxury hotel based near tourist-packed Times Square, will become a shelter for as many as 600 migrant families. It is not clear if one floor will be made available or if they will be across the property

The plush hotel is understood to be working with Mayor Adams to convert part of the hotel, where rooms can cost more than $400-a-night, into an intake center

The plush hotel is understood to be working with Mayor Adams to convert part of the hotel, where rooms can cost more than $400-a-night, into an intake center

A security guard at Row NYC told DailyMail.com that migrants will be moved to rooms such as this one

A security guard at Row NYC told DailyMail.com that migrants will be moved to rooms such as this one

The Row is accepting bookings through September and October on various booking sites with no disclaimer about the possible presence of illegal immigrants

The Row is accepting bookings through September and October on various booking sites with no disclaimer about the possible presence of illegal immigrants

The security guard added that the hotel is expecting a group of migrants from the Department of Homeland Security within the month

The security guard added that the hotel is expecting a group of migrants from the Department of Homeland Security within the month

There has been no official announcement from City Hall regarding how much the 28-story and 1,300 room hotel plan will cost, or which department will be heading the operation

There has been no official announcement from City Hall regarding how much the 28-story and 1,300 room hotel plan will cost, or which department will be heading the operation

In a separate interview, a worker at the hotel told the New York Post: ‘In a month or two, we’re about to open up for the city Department of Homeless Services, for homeless.

‘They’re working on an agreement, a contract. It’ll be here at this hotel, but they’ll keep the DHS shelter on a certain floor. But that hasn’t started yet, they said a month or two.’

There has been no official announcement from City Hall regarding how much the 28-story and 1,300 room hotel plan will cost, or which department will be heading the operation.

The Row is accepting bookings through September and October on various booking sites with no disclaimer about the possible presence of illegal immigrants. 

A child today gave a thumbs up to reporters after arriving from Texas to New York's Port Authority Bus Station on a bus with their family

A child today gave a thumbs up to reporters after arriving from Texas to New York’s Port Authority Bus Station on a bus with their family 

Sources claim that the plan was fast-tracked to try to help deal with the surge of asylum-seekers traveling to the Big Apple, after more than 300 have arrived in the past two weeks.

The Row struck a deal with the city after the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) issued a desperate plea for proposals last week.

The department solicitation includes a request for bilingual staff and added: ‘The population served by the selected vendor will be families with children, adult couples and individual adults.’

City Hall did not immediately respond to a DailyMail.com request for comment.

The hotel is located around three blocks from the Port Authority Bus Terminal where Abbott has been sending busloads of migrants,

The hotel is located around three blocks from the Port Authority Bus Terminal where Abbott has been sending busloads of migrants,

More than 300 asylum-seekers have arrived in the Big Apple in the past two weeks, meaning that the hotel plan was fast-tracked because of the surge

More than 300 asylum-seekers have arrived in the Big Apple in the past two weeks, meaning that the hotel plan was fast-tracked because of the surge

When contacted by DailyMail.com a spokeswoman for The Row declined to comment.

The hotel is located around three blocks from the Port Authority Bus Terminal where Abbott has been sending busloads of migrants, in a protests against President Biden’s ‘Irresponsible open border policies.’

It also housed homeless people during the height of the COVID pandemic, which first reported it was under consideration as a shelter for migrants.

At an unrelated press conference on Monday, Mayor Adams said: ‘We are going to provide these families with the dignity that the Texas Governor failed to do that is who we are as New Yorkers that is who we are as an administration.’

Texas governor Greg Abbott began to bus undocumented migrants to New York City in a symbolic show of protest for President Joe Biden ending a pandemic program that allows border agents to more easily thwart illegal border crossings.

One man gave a thumbs up as he crossed the road with a charity worker to be taken to a shelter after the long journey from Texas on Monday

One man gave a thumbs up as he crossed the road with a charity worker to be taken to a shelter after the long journey from Texas on Monday

The Row struck a deal with the city after the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) issued a desperate plea for proposals last week. The department solicitation includes a request for bilingual staff as the majority of those arriving do not speak much English

The Row struck a deal with the city after the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) issued a desperate plea for proposals last week. The department solicitation includes a request for bilingual staff as the majority of those arriving do not speak much English

New York has considered itself a sanctuary city for undocumented migrants and does not cooperate with immigration enforcement officers on deportation or detention matters.

On Tuesday, Adams called Abbott’s program ‘irresponsible’ for using human beings for a ‘political ploy.’

He also threatened to bus New Yorkers to Texas in order to knock on doors for Abbott’s upcoming gubernatorial opponent, Beto O’Rourke.

‘I already called all of my friends in Texas and told them how to cast their vote,’ Adams said. ‘I am deeply contemplating taking a busload of New Yorkers to go to Texas and do some good old fashion doorknocking, because for the good of America we have to get him out of office.’

He had previously called Abbott’s program ‘horrific.’

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