October 9 2022 MANHATTAN, New York – Migrant Tents being built at Randalls Island in NYC after mayor Adams announced moving them from Orchard Beach following heavy rains and flooding.
Buses filled with migrants continue to arrive at Penn Station in NYC as the city is overwhelmed with numbers, seeking new ways of providing services to asylum seekers.
On October 3 2022 New York City Mayor has announced that the Orchard Beach migrant relief center that is being built in the Bronx, will be moved to to Randall’s Island, citing flood concerns following this weekend weather.
“Following this weekend’s storms, New York City Emergency Management determined that, while we would be able to put in place the necessary ponding mitigation measures, relocating the Orchard Beach humanitarian relief center to Randall’s Island is the most efficient and effective path forward, and work is underway to make this move,” said NYC Mayor Eric Adams.
Earlier Monday morning, groups gathered for the second day outside of Orchard Beach Migrant Center to speak against it being built. Some voiced concerns for migrants, others for neighborhood, some wanted all “illegal aliens” to return to their homes.
Crowds opposing Orchard Beach Migrant Center being built, also gathered Saturday morning for a rally outside of the Migrant Center parking lot with Tina Forte.
“You can all bring an illegal Immigrant home with you today”, said AOC opponent Tina Forte, as the crowds cheered “Take them home! Take them home!”
Protest outside of Orchard Beach Migrant Center in the Bronx
AOC Rival Tina Forte spoke at the rally as attendees cheered. Tina Forte (Republican Party) is running for election to the U.S. House to represent New York’s 14th Congressional District.
Counter protesters with signs “Look at these racists” and “Jesus was an Immigrant” gathered behind the rally. As attendees noticed and confronted them, situation temporarily heated up with one man throwing the sign on the ground.