NY High School Forces Students Out During Winter to House Illegal Immigrants

NY High School Forces Students Out During Winter to House Illegal Immigrants

Nearly 2,000 illegal immigrants housed at a shelter in Brooklyn’s Floyd Bennett Field are being evacuated due to an approaching storm on the East Coast, NBC New York reported.

The New York City Councilmember Inna Vernikov criticized the move, citing the vulnerability of Floyd Bennett Field to adverse weather conditions and asserting that it was foreseeable.

The evacuees are being relocated to James Madison High School as a precautionary measure to ensure their safety.

City Hall spokeswoman Kayla Mamelak emphasized that the relocation is a proactive step taken out of caution, aiming to safeguard the well-being of those at the center.

“To be clear, this relocation is a proactive measure being taken out of an abundance of caution to ensure the safety and wellbeing of individuals working and living at the center,” she said.

“The families are already in the process of being temporarily relocated and will continue to be provided with essential services and support,” Mamelak added. “The relocation will continue until any weather conditions that may arise have stabilized and the facility is once again fit for living.”

The families are being temporarily relocated and will receive essential services and support until weather conditions stabilize, and the facility becomes suitable for habitation again.

In a press release, Vernikov expressed dissatisfaction with using public schools for emergency housing, stating that they were intended for learning and growth, not as shelters. She revealed that James Madison High School’s gymnasium and auditorium would be utilized overnight for the relocated immigrants.

Students at James Madison High School were dismissed early on Tuesday, and Wednesday’s classes


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