Migrants fed up with NYC crime flee to Canada on tax-funded bus tickets
A City Hall source confirmed that Mayor Eric Adams’ administration had awarded funding to various companies and nonprofit organizations that provide migrants with “rebookings” for travel to other destinations. However, the city did not comment on the costs of re-ticketing, the Post reported.
Adams press secretary Fabien Levy told the Post: “As we have said since the beginning of this crisis, our aim is to connect asylum seekers who wish to move elsewhere with friends, family and/or community and, if necessary , rebook ticket to get people to their final destination, if not New York City.”
Raymond Peña, an immigrant from Venezuela, told the news outlet he was moving to Canada for “a better quality of life for my family.”
“The military gave me and my family free bus tickets,” Peña said.
While destinations are limited to the US due to immigration restrictions on parole asylum seekers, that hasn’t stopped waves of migrants from crossing the border into Canada.
The Post reported that some migrants tore up their documents from the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs while boarding buses heading towards the northern border.
Susy Sanchez Solzarno, a native Peruvian and mother of two, told the Post that she entered Canada with her family after seeing a video on TikTok of other migrants fleeing the United States.
“I wanted to live in New York because I thought it would be a better future for my daughters,” Solzarno said. “But as the days went by I saw insecurity, a lot of homeless people, a lot of people screaming and being disrespectful and a lot of people doing drugs.”
Manuel Rodon, a 26-year-old Venezuelan, told the Post he was “kicked out” of a New York City hotel that was being used temporarily as an emergency shelter and moved to a homeless shelter in Brooklyn.
“A lot of Americans used drugs there,” Rodon said, referring to the shelter. “I have a feeling Canada will be safer. It’s a much quieter country than America.”
Rodon explained that he and several other migrants were given “free passes” to leave the city and go to Canada. He noted that “all the information is on social media.”
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