A four-month-old girl died after she was discovered unconscious in a Manhattan hotel used to house migrants: the family arrived from Ecuador in January
- A four-month-old migrant girl has tragically died after being discovered unconscious inside a Manhattan hotel
- The baby arrived in the US from Ecuador with her family in January, as the US continues to see a sharp increase in migrant crossings.
A four-month-old migrant girl tragically died inside a Manhattan hotel after being discovered unconscious, police said.
Officers rushed to the scene at the Stewart Hotel in Midtown after responding to calls for a non-breathing infant around 7:30 a.m. Thursday.
The hotel is one of many facilities used by city officials to house immigrants as the US continues to deal with a large influx of people entering the nation.
The girl arrived in the United States from Ecuador in January with her family.
The tragedy unfolded at the Stewart Hotel in Midtown Manhattan at 7:30 a.m. Thursday.
Many Manhattan hotels are being used to house immigrants as the US continues to deal with a large influx of people entering the nation.
The girl’s cause of death has not been released, however police say they do not suspect foul play and say there were no obvious signs of trauma.
The FDNY said the girl was in cardiac arrest when first responders arrived on scene, before she was pronounced dead at Bellevue Hospital shortly thereafter.
An investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made, with an autopsy scheduled for Friday.
The Stewart Hotel has been contacted for comment on the incident.
The death comes as New York officials struggle to handle a large influx of immigrants bused into the East Coast subway in recent weeks.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams warned in a recent radio appearance that as many as 550 immigrants come to the city every day, costing billions.
To ease the strain on city resources, Adams opted to send buses of immigrants to upstate hotels, prompting one establishment to cancel wedding reservations for an engaged couple just weeks before their nuptials.
Asylum seekers board a bus en route to a shelter at the Port Authority Bus Terminal on May 18, 2023, in New York City.
Migrants pictured arriving at the Roosevelt Hotel, another New York City hotel that houses asylum seekers, on May 19, 2023.
New York is one of several major cities that will face a sharp increase in asylum seekers after the expiration of the controversial Title 42 immigration policy earlier this month.
The pandemic-era order allowed authorities to use a public health law to quickly expel migrants crossing the border, denying them the right to seek asylum.
As it came to an end on May 11, record numbers of migrants flooded the border, and US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) held up to 28,000 migrants at its facilities when it expired. the order, much more than its declared capacity.
As fallout from the expiration of the order continues, DailyMail.com has obtained new photos showing dozens of migrants detained by Border Patrol as they cross into the US illegally.
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