The Salvation Army has facilitated the rampant migration of refugees to New York City, funding their efforts with emergency funding from FEMA and contributing to the Big Apple’s crisis.
This week, reports emerged that the charity helped migrants fly to New York City, despite the asylum seekers already being in the United States.
Assistance documentation printed by the organization was shared with
The facilitation of the mass migration comes as more than 120,000 asylum seekers have flooded the state, a dynamic that has officials scrambling for solutions, while Mayor Eric Adams has warned that New York City will be “destroyed” by the crisis.
Documents from the Salvation Army emerged online this week showing that TSA airport staff received a note telling the migrants to “transit the country,” where they will wait for ICE check-ins.
The account where the documents were shared claimed that the Salvation Army had purchased a plane ticket (pictured) for a migrant who wanted to travel from California, apparently with a stopover in Denver.
More than 120,000 migrants have flooded into New York City, with officials turning to historic hotels including the Roosevelt Hotel (pictured) as makeshift asylum shelters
Officials said the Roosevelt (pictured in August) has left hundreds of people waiting for shelter placement, with many forced to sleep rough as families are prioritized for housing.
Kimberly Carchipulla, center front, looks at her son Damien’s school on Thursday, September 7, 2023 in New York
The influx of migrants into New York has risen to about 600 people a day, more than double the influx the city saw a year ago.
They have been coming to New York City since April 2022, when the Big Apple’s migrant crisis began. Many of the migrants arrived through the southern U.S.-Mexico border as President Joe Biden’s lax policies allowed a flood of illegal aliens to enter the country.
Some governors of southern states — such as Greg Abbott in Texas and Ron DeSantis in Florida — have sent buses of migrants to northern cities run by Democrats.
Officials in New York City have become increasingly angry about the situation. Adams this week called for an end to the longstanding right to shelter law, while warning that “it is abundantly clear that the status quo cannot continue.
But while the escalating crisis has angered New Yorkers, the Salvation Army has not yet ended its effort to transport more migrants to the city.
Images of the charity’s documents were posted to
The note intended for TSA screeners added that “a U.S. citizen may be accompanying the migrants as this may be their first time at an airport.”
Further documents shared include other memos to airport staff, including one with the title in bold letters: ‘I don’t speak English’.
Another document included paperwork received from the Salvation Army showing that the charity has helped schedule shelter and court hearings for migrants once they get to New York.
Several documents were shared, one of which was intended for airport staff with the title in bold letters: ‘I don’t speak English’. Another document included paperwork received from the Salvation Army showing that the charity has helped schedule shelter and court hearings for migrants once they get to New York.
Hundreds of refugees slept outside the Roosevelt Hotel in August as the historic establishment was turned into a migrant camp
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Many migrants traverse difficult conditions on their way to the U.S.-Mexico border, hoping to end up in holding cities like New York City.
Dramatic photos show the moment migrants cross the Rio Grande River from Piedras Negras, Mexico to Eagle Pass, Texas – which has become the epicenter of border crossings lately
In a statement to DailyMail.com, The Salvation Army acknowledged their role in the migrant crisis and said their funding for the flights came from FEMA taxpayer provisions.
“At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, The Salvation Army is providing services to migrants released into the country by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency,” said David Jolley, director of communications for The Salvation Army USA.
“The services are fully funded by federal dollars as part of FEMA’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program.
‘Our EFSP-funded services vary depending on instruction and need, but can also include facilitating travel arrangements for migrants to other parts of the country where they claim to have family.
“We offer these services as part of our calling to meet human needs without discrimination in the name of Jesus Christ.”
The charity’s assistance comes amid fierce opposition from city officials to the migrant crisis, with Adams’ fight contrasting with his previous public stance, in which he claimed just a year ago that he was “proud” that New York could handle the influx caught.
He added at the time that the city would “continue to do that,” but his deputy mayor Anne Williams-Isom told disgruntled New Yorkers on Wednesday that there is no sign of slowing down, despite mounting opposition.
“In recent days we have seen a significant increase in the number of arrivals,” she said during a city hall briefing on the situation.
“It’s a very frustrating moment for all New Yorkers as we have responded to this crisis and managed the influx – and here we are again seeing spikes in arrivals.
Migrants pour into New York City and line up to enter the Federal Plaza to apply with immigration authorities on October 2
Adams is seen Thursday in the city of Puebla, 100 miles south of Mexico City, as he continues his tour focusing on migration
As officials still search for answers and plead with migrants to stop flooding into the city, Adams made a highly publicized trip south of the border this week to discourage asylum seekers from choosing New York when they reach the U.S. .
The mayor arrived in Mexico City on Wednesday evening to begin a controversial visit, where he declared that he felt at home in the region because so many Mexicans already live in New York City.
Critics have said it is a self-aggrandizing publicity tour and a waste of money – arguing that he should instead be in Washington DC and Albany asking for more federal and state aid.
On Thursday, Adams traveled to the city of Puebla, 100 miles south of Mexico City, to meet with local leaders.