Apparently, New York City is so crime-ridden and disgusting that migrants are heading north to Canada.
Maybe they think Justin Trudeau will provide them a more gracious welcome?
Although New York City officials housed many migrants in fancy hotels, some cited homelessness and drug abuse as reasons to flee the Big Apple.
New York taxpayers will still cover the costs of transporting migrants to Canada, the New York Post reports.
NYC Is So Bad That Migrants Are Fleeing To Canada https://t.co/uGgJMfVdlh
— zerohedge (@zerohedge) February 6, 2023
Migrants flee NYC for Canada after ‘drugs,’ ‘homeless people’ make life unbearable: report https://t.co/EFVgq4icYl
— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 6, 2023
Per the New York Post:
National Guard soldiers have been helping distribute tickets at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan to migrants who want to head upstate before crossing into Canada, several migrants said.
Venezuelan native Raymond Peña and his family arrived at a gas station bus stop in Plattsburgh, NY — about 20 miles south of the Canadian border — at 4 a.m. Sunday.
“The military gave me and my family free bus tickets,” Peña said. “I am going to Canada for a better quality of life for my family.”
A National Guard source confirmed that soldiers at the bus terminal were directing migrants to workers who hand out the free tickets.
Mayor Eric Adams’ administration pays various companies that run programs for migrants that include “re-ticketing” so they can travel to other cities, a City Hall source said.
Various nonprofits, including Catholic Charities, also help migrants who want to flee Gotham, the source said.
Manuel Rodon, a migrant from Venezuela, reportedly cited rampant drug use as his reason to flee New York City.
“A lot of the Americans used drugs there,” he said.
“I feel like Canada will be safer. It is a much quieter country than America.”
However, a whistleblower discussed recent chaos at a NYC hotel.
Fox News reported:
Another migrant said he was “kicked out” of the Row hotel near Times Square, after which he was sent to a homeless shelter in Brooklyn.
A whistleblower at the Row Hotel released video and photos last month of illegal immigrants trashing the hotel and leaving “good” food out to rot.
“The chaos that we see at the Row today is [caused] by migrants being drunk, drinking all day, smoking marijuana [and] consuming drugs,” Felipe Rodriguez said.
The whistleblower also said that the Row was struggling with “domestic violence” among migrants, young people “having sex in the stairs,” and a fight between a migrant and a hotel security officer.
The Post accompanied several groups of migrants to the Canadian border and documented what they saw.
Migrants routinely tear up their American immigration documents while traveling from Plattsburgh to the Canadian border, with The Post seeing scraps of paper with references to the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement on the floor of a shuttle van.
The van — which has the word “Frontera,” Spanish for “border,” painted on its sides — is one of three operated by “Chad’s Shuttle Services.”
Driver Tyler Tambini, whose girlfriend’s brother owns the company, said passengers arrive like clockwork on the five buses from New York City that stop in Plattsburgh each day.
“There’s gotta be 100 people a day,” said Tambini, 23. “I do this all day. They get dropped off and I take them the rest of the way.”
Tambini said his employer charged single migrants $40 to $50 each and families $90. Taxi drivers, who charge single migrants $70 each, compete for business by rushing to the buses to solicit passengers and help them with their luggage.
Mounties reportedly stopped the migrants at the border and said, “You have entered into Canada. You are under arrest.”
“Take everything from your pockets and put it in your bags — only ‘dinero’ in your pockets,” the Mountie reportedly said.
#REPORT: New York City is now paying for migrants to be bused up to Roxham Road to enter Canada illegally. pic.twitter.com/IrIV3aallJ
— Canada Proud (@WeAreCanProud) February 6, 2023
People all over the world now know they can illegally enter Canada at Roxham road and that Trudeau is fine with it. It will get worse.
Close to 35,000 migrants abandon NYC for Canada with taxpayer-funded bus tickets https://t.co/1yW6U9pvUi
— Maxime Bernier (@MaximeBernier) February 6, 2023
Western Standard recalled another migrant’s reasons for leaving New York City for the Great White North.
Peruvian native Susy Sanchez Solzarno, 33, crossed from Roxham Road into Canada with her husband and two daughters early Friday morning after one of the girls, 15, saw a video of other migrants doing it on TikTok.
Solzarno said the family entered the US from Mexico in December and later spent about a month in a Marriott hotel in Queens that’s being used as an emergency shelter.
“I wanted to live in New York because I thought it would be a better future for my daughters,” she said. “But as the days went by, I saw insecurity, many homeless people, many people who shout and are disrespectful, and many people on drugs.”
Solzarno said she sold candy in the subway system for almost two weeks to pay for their trip.
“I am going to Canada for the safety and future of my girls,” she said. “I only ask God that everything goes well and that Canada is not like the United States.”
The Western Standard noted that “Mounties intercepted 34,478 asylum seekers between border crossings in Quebec” from January to November 2022.
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