New York City Mayor Eric Adams said parents outraged with illegal aliens living in their children’s public school gyms would have to deal with it.
Earlier this week, New York began converting public school gyms into migrant shelters to house hundreds of border crossers and illegal aliens while school children attend classes.
However, parents were not happy with Adams’s decision and began protesting outside one of the schools where the migrants were being housed.
Migrants are being housed and provided with free food in PS 188 in Coney Island and PS 17 in Williamsburg, where recess is cut for students.
“Our children deserve to have the academics … how are they going to do that when our kids are having to worry about who they are around? We’re going to get hurt,” one angry parent said.
“And our teachers as well are having to suffer because now they are stuck in the position where they can’t even get our kids help,” the parent added.
Bu Adams shrugged off the protests and told parents to deal with their children sharing school campuses with illegal aliens.
“This is one of the last places we want to look at. None of us are comfortable with having to take these drastic steps,” Adams told NY1 News:
Each gym, the 20 gyms that we are looking at, we have not made a final determination on all the gyms, but that we are looking at are separate from the actual school buildings. They are independent from the school buildings. [Emphasis added]
In a separate statement, Adams warned that “every city service” meant for New Yorkers would be affected by the illegal aliens arriving in the sanctuary city.
“We have [been] a sanctuary city for over 40 years, and when you think about … the law that was put in place or the agreement that was put in place, no one anticipated having 4,200 people come in one week to the city,” Adams said.
As The Daily Fetched reported earlier this week, Adams was trying to revoke his city’s “Sanctuary City” status amid the influx of illegal immigrants.
“No asylum seeking-family that has sought shelter from us over the last year has slept on the street thanks to our colossal efforts, but without more support from our federal and state partners, we are concerned the worst may be yet to come,” a spokesperson said in a statement.
“With over 130 emergency sites and eight humanitarian relief centers already opened, we have reached our limit, and this last week we had to resort to temporarily housing recent arrivals in gyms. In an effort to mitigate those risks and find room within our shelter system, the city has temporarily suspended the policy surrounding timing for placements in shelters. This is not a decision taken lightly, and we will make every effort to get asylum seekers into shelter as quickly as possible as we have done since day one,” the spokesperson added.
The news came days after reports that homeless veterans were being thrown out of New York hotels to make room for the influx of illegal immigrants.
As we reported, Ex-military, including a 24-year-old man in desperate need of help after serving his country in Afghanistan, were evicted from their temporary housing to make way for the illegal migrants.