Low Income New Yorkers Lose Out on Thanksgiving Turkeys as Migrants Gobble Them Up
Some 125,000 illegal aliens have arrived in New York City in a little more than a year. Just a couple of weeks ago, a team of researchers from FAIR traveled to the Big Apple, where we witnessed illegal aliens at the Roosevelt Hotel receive free food in what used to be a restaurant open to the public.
Now, the migrant crisis is impacting the Thanksgiving holiday of one Queens neighborhood. New York City Housing Authority’s Queensbridge Houses residents look forward to weekly mobile food pantries, but over 8,000 migrants have moved in over the past year, straining the resources meant for New Yorkers.
These residents say they were told to line up last Wednesday at 11:00am to get a free Thanksgiving turkey, a blessing around the holidays for New Yorkers struggling to get by. Residents showed up around 10:30am, only to find out that the migrants beat them to it and had taken all the Thanksgiving turkeys.
Georgia Butler, a Queensbridge Houses resident, said, “Why do we have to take the butt of everything,” and that her “community is already suffering.” Butler speaks for a lot of New York City residents who are fed up with the current migrant crisis.
Fox 5 New York says free food has become a source of tension between New Yorkers and newly arrived migrants who are now living off the system. Struggling Americans shouldn’t be put behind those who broke American immigration laws to get here, but that’s what continues to happen.
Inflation has impacted Americans, all while the Biden administration has invited an invasion at our borders. While Americans struggle to put food on the table this holiday season, residents of New York City and other sanctuary jurisdictions watch as migrants continue to live off the system.
New Yorkers certainly won’t be thankful for Mayor Adams this Thanksgiving, as he recently announced every city agency is facing budget cuts to pay for the migrant crisis. These cuts will impact agencies that residents of the city rely on:
- $2.1 billion cut to the Department of Education for the city’s already failing public schools.
- $1.4 billion cut to the Department of Social Services.
- $800 million from Homeless Services. More than half of all the people being sheltered by the city are illegal migrants.
- $300 million from the Fire Department, which also responds to medical emergencies.
- $200 million from city hospitals.
- A freeze on hiring of new police officers in a city that has seen a 30 percent overall increase in crime. The NYPD has already lost some 3,000 officers since 2019 and could lose 4,500 more in the next 18 months.
If things don’t change, you can expect an even worse situation around Thanksgiving 2024.