Liberal Fox News commentator Jessica Tarlov had an unexpected take on the group of illegal immigrants who have refused to relocate to a ‘mega-shelter’ after being housed in free luxury New York City hotel rooms.
The Political Insider reported on the situation earlier this week, noting the illegal immigrants were initially placed at the Watson, a $300-per-night Hells Kitchen hotel in Midtown Manhattan, but were scheduled to be transferred to a shelter at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal.
Joined by left-wing activists, some refused to leave while others did so and returned because the shelter allegedly had “a lack of heat and bathroom space.”
New York City Mayor Eric Adams refuted the claim and insisted the shelter provides the migrants “with shelter, food, health care, education, and a host of other services.”
Panelists on “The Five” analyzed the situation, playing a clip of one illegal immigrant griping that the shelter was “very ugly” and that the “beds are horrible.”
Illegal Immigrants Demand to Be Allowed to Stay in Hotel
Jessica Tarlov, the resident liberal on Fox News’ “The Five,” was livid over the illegal immigrants’ demands to stay in the hotel and refusal to follow the process as lined out for them.
“It’s embarrassing,” she fumed, noting it’s especially so “for people like me that say, ‘I live in a sanctuary city, I think we should live up to that promise.’”
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“No one who got off that boat said, ‘Inside is worse than outside,’ right? Or, ‘Food is worse than no food,’” she continued. “Those are your options.”
“You legally do not belong here, at least at this point,” Tarlov added.
“But at this particular moment, you’re here by the grace of our generosity and to act like that is terrible.”
Illegal migrants are refusing to leave the Watson Hotel in New York City. NEWSMAX’s Mike Carter [@MikeCarterTV] reports on the situation.
— NEWSMAX (@NEWSMAX) January 31, 2023
Tarlov Suggests They Should Be Deported
Reporting by The Political Insider in October indicated shelters set up for illegal immigrants being bussed into New York City provided television sets, Xbox gaming consoles, and “culturally appropriate” meals.
I highly doubt the ‘sanctuary city’ suddenly decided they weren’t going to provide heat in a place described by the New York Post as a “mega-shelter.”
One illegal immigrant told the newspaper that the real reason they wanted to stay in the hotel was because it “had so many services they have just [now] taken away.”
Newsflash: You’re not entitled to those services, paying guests are.
Fox News: Migrants Refuse to Leave NYC Hotel After City Attempts to Relocate Them pic.twitter.com/rTpg2xLgHi
— Alexandra Datig | Front Page Index 🇺🇸 (@alexdatig) January 30, 2023
“The Five” co-host Dana Perino surmised that the refusal to head to the shelter was grounds for deportation, something Tarlov actually agreed with.
“One thing we should change is that if you refuse to move to one of these shelters that is being provided to you, that’s an automatic, outta here,” Perino said.
“Yeah,” Tarlov concurred.
Perino added, “Deport. You’re done.”
— TalkRadio 77 WABC (@77WABCradio) January 31, 2023
Another co-host of the Fox News program, Greg Gutfeld, suggested that those turning up their nose to free services provided by the city casts doubt over their claims of hardship.
“I think once you see migrants turning down free, good stuff given to them under the assumption that they would be grateful after much suffering and hardship,” he said.
“I’m beginning to think that their hardship was greatly exaggerated.”
They’re entitled. They’ve been told by open border Democrats that they can walk into the country at any time and be provided transportation to where they want to go, jobs, free phones, and now, a paid stay at an upscale hotel.
Why would they want to leave behind what they’ve been told they deserve and go to a shelter instead?
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