A nonprofit that reportedly supports U.S. military veterans claims that homeless veterans are being ejected from multiple New York hotels as authorities prepare to accept more migrants from the southern border.
Twenty homeless veterans were informed that they would need to leave hotels close to New York City early and find other accommodations, according to Sharon Toney-Finch, CEO of the Yerik Israel Toney Foundation, who spoke with the New York Post.
Mayor of New York City Eric Adams has been relocating migrants, many of whom entered the country illegally and are awaiting court dates, to Orange County, where both Middletown and Newburgh are situated, due to the large surge of migrants in the Big Apple.
When the veterans were informed that they would need to leave, Tony-Finch, whose nonprofit deals with homeless and low-income veterans, said she got calls from several of the soldiers.
Veterans who served in Vietnam and Afghanistan are among those who have relocated.
The veterans, whose relocation to a motel in the Hudson Valley Tony-Finch organized, were in the process of finding permanent homes, but the transfer had undermined the veterans’ faith in the foundation.
According to Tony-Finch, one reason the veterans were relocated is that the hotels are paid more by New York City to accommodate migrants than by the foundation to house veterans.
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