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Cellphones, ping-pong, haircuts amongst perks for NYC migrants

Hundreds of immigrants who illegally crossed the US southern border lately and claimed asylum are having fun with a bunch of freebies in New York Metropolis.

Mayor Eric Adams — warning that the Biden administration’s border insurance policies may value the town greater than a mind-boggling $1 billion in inflow — begged the White Home to assist the Massive Apple shoulder the burden, to no avail.

Listed here are a few of the advantages that include being an asylum seeker within the Massive Apple.

Courtesy of the town:

  • Lodging, together with rooms on the three-star Watson Resort within the coronary heart of Manhattan, $300 an evening, with personal toilet and bathe, or communal residing for single males on the newly opened Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in Purple Hook.

Watson Hotel sign
Staying on the luxurious 3-star Watson Resort is free for New York Metropolis immigrants.
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  • Three scorching meals a day, together with rice, meat, beans and “snacks between meals like cookies,” an immigrant on the station advised The Publish on Tuesday.
  • Transportation, together with free each day MetroCards good for 2 journeys from areas like Watson. At Brooklyn’s extra secluded station, there is a free bus that serves downtown Barclays Heart, and everybody will get a round-trip each day ferry ticket.
RK - JANUARY 30: Migrants snatch donated supplies while camping in front of the Watson Hotel after being evicted.

Migrants take donated provides whereas tenting in entrance of the Watson Resort after being evicted.

Migrants camp outside the Watson Hotel.

Most of the immigrants camped exterior the Watson Resort after being rejected from their much less luxurious lodging.


Chicken with pinto beans and black rice.

Meals for immigrants is free from the town.


  • Recreation on the station contains ping-pong tables, 5 large-screen TVs and a treadmill, in addition to entry to free worldwide calling and WiFi. On the metropolis’s former facility on Randall’s Island, there have been Xboxes supplied by the town.
  • Medicare, which the town says contains “pressing care providers and subscription well being protection.” Metropolis officers declined to elaborate.
  • Instructing immigrant youngsters within the metropolis’s public colleges.

Courtesy of Personal Collections:

  • Free cell telephones throughout particular presents.
  • Free haircuts typically at locations like Watson’s.



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