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.