NYC High School Closes To House Migrants During Winter Weather

Students at Brooklyn’s Madison High School got a respite from in-person classes on Wednesday as the school closed due to a bad winter storm that brought torrential rainfall and high winds.

But, the school wasn’t closed to protect the children or teachers there or to keep bus drivers and parents off the roads. It was closed to provide shelter to almost 2,000 illegal immigrants who have been shuttered at Floyd Bennett Field in the New York City borough.

Before being relocated to the high school Tuesday night, the immigrants were all huddled into a huge tent at the airfield.

Inna Vernikov, a council member in New York City, wrote in a press release that migrants were being taken to the high school and would go to the auditorium and gym, where they’d spend the night.

“This is both unacceptable and was entirely foreseeable, as Floyd Bennett Field is vulnerable to all forms of inclement weather conditions and is not a suitable housing facility,” she wrote in the release. “Public schools are meant to be places of learning and growth for our children, and were never intended to be shelters or facilities for emergency housing.”

Students at the school were dismissed on Tuesday early and were scheduled to take classes from home on Wednesday.

This is just another example of how liberal-led cities such as New York City are struggling to cope with the huge influx of illegal immigrants to their cities.

Mayor Eric Adams (D) has been trying to stunt the arrival of migrants via buses, placing restrictions on the busing companies for when and where they can drop illegal immigrants off.

After some bus companies still violated the terms of his executive order, his administration filed a lawsuit against 17 companies totaling $700 million.

In the suit, the mayor accuses the transportation companies of being in violation of state law since they didn’t pay for the cost of caring for the almost 34,000 migrants who were brought to New York City in the last 20 months.

He estimated that the cost of that care was $700 million, which is what the lawsuit seeks in return.