Yikes! Plans To Visit NYC This Summer? Better Read THIS And Rethink Your Plans...

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New York City's summer tourists are grappling with an unprecedented surge in accommodation costs as hotels across the city are being converted into housing for migrants.

According to 2023 data, the average hotel room price in the city has reached a record high of $301 per night, marking an 8.5 percent increase from the previous year. This surge in prices is primarily attributed to the city's excessive commitment to providing shelter for the wave of illegal immigrants pouring into the city.

As reported by The Federalist, a recent amendment to the city's "right to shelter" policy now permits adult illegal immigrants under the age of 23 to reside in city-run shelters for up to 60 days. This is a significant extension from the original provision, which granted immigrants 30 days of government-subsidized housing with the option to apply for an extended stay.

The city's decision to pay hotels to accommodate thousands of immigrants has led to a shortage of lodging and soaring prices for visitors. This government-induced scarcity has inevitably led to skyrocketing hotel costs, particularly during the summer tourism peak. Hotels, having suffered from the government's Covid lockdowns that drastically reduced travel and their revenue, have eagerly accepted the city's migrant-housing subsidy money over the past few years. Now, with tourism in NYC rebounding in full force, the availability of hotel rooms has not kept pace.

"New York City has led the nation in responding to a national humanitarian crisis, providing shelter and care to approximately 183,000 new arrivals since the spring of 2022, but we have been clear, from day one, that the 'Right to Shelter' was never intended to apply to a population larger than most U.S. cities descending on the five boroughs in less than two years," stated New York City Mayor Eric Adams.

In October 2022, NYC's Department of Homeless Services issued a memo seeking qualified vendors to identify and operate units for the City Sanctuary Facilities programs, intended to house asylum-seeking families and individuals in New York City.

As of November, over 16,000 hotel rooms are reportedly being used to house migrants and other homeless individuals, taking 140 hotels off the market for travelers. As CoStar reports, most of these hotels are categorized as "midscale or economy," the type of hotels typically chosen by middle-class Americans for their vacation to the Big Apple. Consequently, tourists are left with no choice but to opt for more expensive lodging options, leading to increased demand and higher prices across the board.

The city's Department of Homeless Services also offers a range of social freebies at these sanctuary hotels. These include bilingual operational support services, child care, job training, computer access, personal care items, and laundry service. Migrants can also receive trauma or mental health counseling.

In essence, illegal immigrants are receiving "free" services at their "free" hotel shelters while many Americans are struggling to make ends meet. This program bears a striking resemblance to socialist-style government projects, with American taxpayers being forced to foot the bill for unwelcome border crossers.

The New York Times reports that NYC signed a $980 million contract for its "Sanctuary Hotel Program," which is set to run until August 31 and is likely to be renewed. This situation raises questions about the city's priorities and the impact of such policies on the city's economy and the welfare of its citizens.