Skip to comments.Officials seeking shelter for young illegal immigrants thought Island hotel was vacant
Posted on 06/21/2014 4:22:18 PM PDT by lowbridge
A humanitarian tragedy at the U.S.-Mexican border took a weirdly comic turn in Grand Island on Friday, as federal officials showed up at what they thought was a vacant hotel that might be able to house children who entered the country illegally only to discover the fully occupied and recently renamed Byblos Niagara Resort and Spa.
The federal agents arrived unannounced at about 10 a.m. to inspect the 263-room property for possible use as housing for some of the 52,000 unaccompanied minors who have been apprehended at the southern border this year.
They were thinking the hotel was abandoned and closed, said Scott Swagler, the general manager of the facility, a former Holiday Inn undergoing a $10 million renovation.
One of the visitors was a Customs and Border Patrol agent and another had a badge that said DHS (Department of Homeland Security), Swagler said.
Judging from their questions, it seemed they were doing a security analysis of the building, he added.
An occupancy analysis might have been more helpful, given that the hotel is currently fully booked and will be for much of the summer, according to Swagler.
Whats more, a Google search would have revealed that the facility previously a Holiday Inn that notoriously hosted an Entice the Falls swingers convention in 2009 now offers an upscale range of amenities that still might not be appropriate for children.
We feature tastefully appointed guest rooms with balconies overlooking the river, a fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, plus a sauna and whirlpool, the hotels website says. Take in a round of golf at the adjacent River Oaks Golf Course. Enjoy a delicious meal in Currents Restaurant overlooking the river and unwind over a cocktail in our comfortable lounge.
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Who cares if it was abandoned, the Feds don’t have the right or lawful authority to just move in.
Why aren’t the “openly gay” clowns at the UN raising hell with all of the Marxist governments of Mexico, Central and South America?! They are the cause of this so called “humanitarian tragedy”. If the U.S. was dumping our freeloaders across the border into Mexico, we’d never hear the end of the crying and whining from the blue-helmeted UN fags.
now they taking the illegal aliens on vacation in hotels in Niagara Falls ???
all free ???
and to think next month when I take my grandchildren there next month I have to pay for the hotel and food myself...
My American grandchildren are not eligible for freebies ...
and these people govern us — help
“Let’s put them up at a SWINGERS’ HOTEL next to Niagra Falls..!”
Sounds MADE-UP, right?
The toilet seat’s down, all the spoons are gone and the cat’s pregnant. Heads up, it’s the feebs.
Just boot the paying guests out to make room for the new arrivals. They won’t even need to fill out the guest register.
Make sure Room Service is on their toes. We don’t want any complaints from our latest visitors.
We can’t afford to hire more border agents or send illegals back home but we can afford to house them in hotels and/ or fly them home?!
I’d say hang him, but based on the numbers, I’d have to say he’s hung already.
Consider these children are being used by 0bamao as troops in the war against America... commandeering private property to quarter these troops is clearly unconstitutional.
Conspiring to violate a citizens 3A rights was the only one left in the Bill of Rights untouched by this executive.
I hear there is an empty facility on an island out west.
A little place called Alcatraz.
Apparently they can’t even afford the Border Patrol they already have. Congress wants to cut their pay by at least 25%.
What, you mean quartering underage, foreign-enemy, invasion troops isn’t permitted within our Constitution?
Well I wouldn’t want to be the one to tell our King that.
I’ll bet the inspection was billed out to the tune of $17.8 million for evaluation studies.
What do you mean, “boot the paying guests”? They seem like ready and positioned “child escorts” to me.
But maybe the Kids aka ..El Salvador drug cartel thugs may like it there Well at least the property looks well kept!
Escorts and swingwers hotel
They are trying to make sure these kids rights to “healthy” sex lives
A couple miles from my house. What BS, transport them home not to my back yard.
When I you used to go to Rosarita Beach south of San Diego in Mexico, there were all kinds of empty and seemingly abandoned hotels ( maybe they only came alive during spring break for the college kids.) T^hey should put them there.
Just bus those kids to Washington D.C. and drop them off at the doorstep of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. and all the Congress critter who are for amnesty. (Of course that means that a lot of them need to be delivered in Maryland and Virginia too)
Who are separating the families? Certainly, not the U.S., parents sent their kids to U.S. alone to confront possible death, rape and all kind of abuse by the human traffic cartel and when the head of migrant families who are already living illegally in U.S. Are deported, instead of taking with them their children they opt for the breaking of their family and abandon their children in a foreign country while demanding that the invasion of our country as a human right that U.S. must respect.
Why doesnt U.S. adopt a compressive immigration legislation taking as a model the Mexican immigration laws?
Plus to Nancy, Harry, Hillary...not sure why the government is having so much trouble finding them a place to stay, I can think of many suitable places. Maybe I should have some fun with this- I should contract to DHS to find them places to send the children...
19 Jun, 2014- by Dave Hodges
Its about to get worse. . . Entire villages are emptying out and coming from Central America through Mexico to the United States. Theyll be hitting in the next couple weeks. What you are seeing right now is the tip of the iceberg.
The Daily Caller reports, a leaked estimate by a top official in the Department of Homeland Security says the 12-month inflow will reach 90,000 by October, and then grow by another 142,000 in the next 12 months before October 2015. Thats over 230,000, nearly a quarter million that the Democrats hope to dump on US taxpayers. Soon, this number will have grown by millions.
The train that departs from Nicaragua and heads north to the United States. The train illegally brings an estimated 500,000 people per year to the United States.
The Marxist/Muslim is responsible for this...his Cloward-Piven scheme (a malevolent strategy of overloading and destroying our economy and our system of government)is all going as planned.
Has NOBODY the guts to put a stop to this monster?
I thought the signs were the trash cans knocked over and the dog knocked up.
My American grandchildren are not eligible for freebies ...”
Maybe if you just swing by Brownsville or Laredo on your way to the Falls and pick up a couple of these kids to take with you, you can get your hotel and food comped by the Government!
but we can afford to house them in hotels...”
Last time I looked at a map of the U.S. Niagara Falls is not exactly close to the Mexico/U.S. border. Why don’t they just send them all to San Fran Nan’s house or at least somewhere in California.
It’s a wonder they haven’t just commandeered the resort and ordered the place emptied out immediately -
and upper New York? These kids are being dropped off all over the country - and this, you can bet your bippy, was in the plans months ago - it’s another of the “O’s” redistribution plan - forced integration and then raising young children to be good little demRat voters - that will multiply 10 fold in a couple generations.
This is an Islamic tactic - one they have been successfully implementing for over 40 years in every ‘infidel’ country. Taking over by shear breeding.
Then Id be running an escort service...
oh naughty Nana
Everybody who is for amnesty should open their homes to 5 or 6 of these illegal immigrants.
Then Id be running an escort service...”
Just trying to help a fellow grannie out. Just think if you were to take a couple of those poor unfortunate chillun’ to Niagara Falls with you, you might even get an invite to the Big House and be honored by the King of Humanitarianism.
I’ll say it again, first Virginia now New York, they have a directive to spread these illegals far and wide ASAP.
“I hear there is an empty facility on an island out west.”
And right next to it is Angel Island that comes complete with a “vintage” quarantine station that was used back when our invasion was from China a hundred years ago or more. Maybe they could “clean it up.”