Cell phones, table tennis, haircuts are among the perks for New York migrants

Cell phones, table tennis, haircuts are among the perks for New York migrants
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Thousands of migrants who recently illegally crossed the US southern border and sought asylum are enjoying it a lot of free perks in NYC.

Mayor Eric Adams – warns Biden administration’s border policy could cost city more a staggering $1 billion because of the influx – asked the White House to help the Big Apple shoulder the burden, to no avail.

Here are some of the benefits of being an asylum seeker in the Big Apple.

Courtesy of the City:

  • Accommodation, including rooms at the $300 three-star Watson Hotel in the heart of Manhattan, with private baths and showers, or shared apartments for single men in the newly opened Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in Red Hook.

Watson Hotel sign
Staying at the elegant 3-star Hotel Watson is free for New York migrants.
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  • Three hot meals a day, including rice, meat and beans, and “snacks between meals like biscuits,” a migrant at the terminal told The Post on Tuesday.
  • Transportation, including daily complimentary MetroCards, good for two trips from sites like the Watson. At the more remote Brooklyn terminal, a free bus to Barclays Center downtown is offered, and each person receives a daily round-trip ferry ticket.
RK - JANUARY 30: Migrants grab donated supplies while camping outside the Watson Hotel after being evicted.

Migrants grab donated supplies as they camp outside the Watson Hotel after being evicted.

Migrants camped outside the Watson Hotel.

Many migrants have camped outside the Watson Hotel after refusing their less lavish accommodation.


Chicken with pinto beans and black rice.

Groceries for migrants are free from the city.


  • Recreational amenities at the terminal include ping-pong tables, five big-screen televisions and a treadmill, as well as access to free international calls and WiFi. The former municipal facility on Randall’s Island had city-provided Xboxes.
  • Health care, which the city says includes “emergency care and signing up for health insurance.”
  • Education for migrant children in public city schools.

Courtesy of private groups:

  • Free Cell Phones at special prices.
  • Free haircuts sometimes at places like the Watson.

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