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Life After Roosevelt Hotel: Migrants Stuffed Into 180 Sqft ‘Micro Apartments’ Ahead Of Elections

Life After Roosevelt Hotel: Migrants Stuffed Into 180 Sqft ‘Micro Apartments’ Ahead Of Elections

[ad_1] Some migrants, after spending months in luxurious hotels, such as the Roosevelt Hotel in Midtown Manhattan, are winding up in more permanent housing solutions in other crime-ridden progressive-controlled cities. In at least one case, migrants are being packed like cattle into a ‘micro-apartment’ – just before the US presidential election in November.  Forbes interviewed Barbara Peraza-Garcia and her family, migrants from Venezuela, living in a 180-square-foot (17-square-meter) single-room apartment in Seattle. It’s a tight squeeze for the migrant family, and the rent is high at $900 a month. Still $500 less than the average cost for a studio in the city.  “It’s warm. We can cook ourselves. We have a private bathroom. It’s quiet,” said Peraza-Garcia, whose family fled Venezuela.  Barbara Peraza-Garcia holds her 2-year-old daughter, Frailys, by the kitchenette section of her ‘micro apartment’ while her partner, Franklin Peraza, browses Netflix in Seattle. Source: AP News  Dan Bertolet, senior director of housing and urbanism for the non-profit research center Sightline Institute, said the 180-square-foot apartment’s price is the “cheapest you’re going to get without …