A young Venezuelan migrant family was left in limbo this week after being bussed to New York City from Texas — only to be told they were “ineligible” for shelter because they lacked proper documentation.
Dailin Rojas, who is 6 months pregnant, told The Post she was given the run-around after being told her family didn’t have the required documentation to allow them to stay at a homeless shelter in Jamaica, Queens.
Despite having stayed there for several weeks already, a distressed Rojas, her husband Johandre Merchan and their 3-year-old son were ordered to start the entire application process again.
“We were shocked. It’s not easy here,” the frustrated husband told The Post. “I was thinking a better life, better treatment, but it’s not easy.”
Rojas and her family are among a growing number of migrants forced to contend with shelter ineligibility because they can’t provide the documentation – such as past housing history or proof they are a family unit – that is usually required to be admitted to a city shelter.