Prices skyrocket as illegal alien surge upends an entire industry in this major city

Joe Biden’s obstinate refusal to secure our nation’s southern border has been a disaster.

This has caused a negative ripple effect across the entire country.

Now an entire industry was flipped upside down as prices soar due to an illegal alien surge.

Over ten million illegal aliens have arrived in the United States in the past three years.

This all occurred after Joe Biden assumed the presidency and reversed Trump-era policies that kept illegal migration relatively low in comparison to what is now occurring.

As millions have arrived, they’ve overwhelmed services in cities and states along the southern border.

As a result of the massive influx and the administration’s refusal to change course, governors of conservative states like Greg Abbott (R-TX) and Ron DeSantis (R-FL) have transported many illegal aliens to Democrat-run “sanctuary” cities in the northern part of the country.

Over 100,000 illegal aliens are now located in New York City.

The unprecedented case of illegal immigration is now causing New York hotel prices to reach obscene levels, as many of these hotels are now housing the illegal aliens at taxpayers’ expense.

The New York Times has reported that approximately 135 hotels have been converted into housing for illegal aliens.

Illegal influx leads to sky-high hotel room rates

As a result, the average daily rate of hotel rooms in New York City soared by a rate of 8.5% from 2022 to 2023 and remained high through the first few months of 2024.

According to the Times, not a single hotel that entered the city’s shelter program has returned to typical business operations.

That’s had the effect of driving up the cost for traditional customers seeking a hotel room.

In fact, the illegal aliens are getting a better deal than those traditional customers.

New York is now operating 16,532 fewer hotel rooms for travelers and tourists as the city turned to the hospitality industry to house roughly 65,000 illegal migrants.

The Sanctuary Hotel program guarantees hotel rates between $139 and $185 per night.

This is all coming at a great cost to tourists.

As of late last year, the average price for a one-night stay in the city was over $300 and is expected to spike even higher with the summer tourism season.

Expert: It’s all supply and demand, and migrant rooms have reduced supply

Daniel H. Lesser is a co-founder of LW Hospitality Advisors, and he told the Times, “During peak periods, try getting a hotel on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday night in midtown Manhattan, and, if you can, you could end up paying dearly. It’s all supply-and-demand related, and the migrant rooms have reduced the amount of supply.”

Despite the high cost of hotel rooms, the city still expects 70 million visitors this year. 

Hotel Association of New York City, CEO Vijay Dandapani sounded an optimistic tone, saying, “At some point this migrant crisis is going to peter out and … you’re going to have a lowering of rates and it will become more affordable.”

But precisely when that might happen is anyone’s guess.

Donald Trump has campaigned on curtailing illegal immigration and, should he win in November, that could eventually lead to lowered rates of immigration and more affordable room rentals for vacationers.

Immigration promises to remain a hot-button issue for candidates on the campaign trail through the Summer and Fall.

Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story. 

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