Migrants from New York City pack into vans and claim to be heading to Florida for Hurricane Ian cleanup

They told The New York Post that numerous Venezuelan migrants in New York City are boarding vans to travel to Florida for Hurricane Ian cleanup.
Despite the fact that the migrants had little idea who they would be working for, they still packed into vans in Queens and claimed to be traveling to the Sunshine State over the weekend.
Javier Moreno, 37, said, “They want us to clean up after the hurricane, we’d get paid $15 an hour, overtime, and $15 for food daily, I think.” He said this after a woman named Camila “from an organization” approached him with a flyer.
“I’m going to get the job.Many of us migrants are going because it has been difficult for us to find work in New York.How is work going in Florida?
On Saturday, the driver of one of the vans at the designated pick-up location, which was a corner in Corona, informed The Post that he was going to Florida.
He claimed to have a contract with a company that deals with debris and water.Despite The Post’s repeated attempts to call, the company did not answer its phone.
The driver of the van stated, “I’m taking these people in the van straight to Florida tonight.”I don’t know how many vans are coming or how many people have left.
Migrants were pouring out of shelters in the city in large numbers in an effort to get a ride and find work in the south.
According to one migrant woman, the migrants’ group discussions are where she learned about the vans and the possibility of employment.
She stated, “We all decided we would go.”
She responded, “I don’t know anything, sweetheart,” when asked who was offering the employment.
“Do you know what kind of work we’ll be doing there?” another woman asked a Post reporter.
According to witnesses, a slew of migrants were waiting for a bus to Florida at the junction of 32nd Avenue and Junction Boulevard as early as 8 a.m. on Sunday.
Some of them claimed that a woman by the name of Camila had also told them about the opportunity.
Sunday, a representative for FEMA informed The Post that the agency is not involved.
According to Mayor Adams’s spokesperson, no migrants were transported by City Hall.Requests for information were not returned by Florida officials.
“Because it’s difficult to get papers to work here,” a second migrant stated that he was unaware of the offer but that he would definitely like to take advantage of it.
On Sunday evening, a nurse who declined to give her last name brought the migrants clothes and purchased Domino’s Pizza for them to eat while they awaited their ride.
22-year-old Gregorio Avila claimed he was from Venezuela and entered the United States through Texas before being transported to Gotham by bus.
In response to what they claim to be President Biden’s dangerously lax immigration policies, officials in Texas have been sending thousands of migrants, who illegally cross the border before seeking asylum, to Democratic cities such as New York.
Avila claimed that he and others had been offered work in Tampa by a “lady” here.
Mayor Adams must now embrace border security. “They are telling us that are we going to work,” Avila stated.A woman who is taking us to Florida has contacted us.We will contract on the disaster as contractors.
According to a Venezuelan asylum seeker, about 100 men had left the Manhattan 30th Street men’s shelter in search of work.
The 38-year-old man stated, “I came back to the shelter one night to find that people were leaving in vans.”
“When I got back, about 100 of them had left, I don’t know how they found out about it.”
He stated, “I didn’t want to go because” there were too many inquiries regarding the offer.
Joseph Venuto, 55, a Corona resident, stated that he had observed approximately 30 individuals depart from the corner in recent days and that he assumed the federal Emergency Management Agency was in charge of the effort.

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