According to a Fox News report, New York City Mayor Eric Adams is using New York City school gymnasiums to house migrants being bused in from the border —and residents are furious.
From Fox News:
Lakeisha Bowers, whose son graduated from a Brooklyn school now housing migrants, and NYC council member Ari Kagan (R) joined “Fox & Friends” Tuesday to explain why community members are up in arms.
“It is not a hotel, it’s not a shelter. It is a school gym. So the children of Coney Island should not pay for the misguided policies of the Biden administration,” said Kagan.
According to New York Post, dozens of migrants will be housed at the gym outside the P.S. 188 Brooklyn elementary school with no timetable on how long the building will be used as an emergency site for migrants.
The migrants’ arrival comes just two days after the principal at PS 188 warned the city to choose the school facility as an emergency, temporary site for migrants.
Several migrant families were supposed to be sent to the stand-alone gym adjacent to the rest of the school building late last week, but the plan was put on hold amid community outrage.
“Why a school? That’s the part I don’t get. There’s always other options. A lot of the buildings around here, they have fallout shelters that are spacious, and used for emergencies,” said a woman who lives near the Coney Island school.
The Big Apple continues to struggle mightily to house and care for the flood of migrants arriving from across the southern border – with many of them bussed from border states like Texas. Over the last year, tens of thousands of migrants have reached the city.
Adams is getting desperate and has even tried revoking New York City’s sanctuary status.
“The law of sanctuary city was in place long before I became mayor. I’m following the law. As a law enforcement person, you know, we follow the law,” Adams said on Monday. “We are now in court now, today, asking the judge to revisit this law to deal with this humanitarian crisis because, even when they decided to put in place that law, no one thought they would be dealing with a humanitarian crisis of this proportion.”
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