Posted on August 27, 2023

Hundreds Protest New York City’s Plan to House Migrants in School

Jennie Taer, Daily Caller, August 25, 2023

Hundreds of New Yorkers protested a plan to house migrants in a Staten Island school Thursday evening into early Friday, according to ABC7.

New York City previously decided to begin housing migrants in what was previously used as the St. John Villa Academy, which the city bought in 2018, according to ABC7. The city’s plan is to soon bring roughly 300 migrants into the converted school.

Authorities made three arrests associated with the protest, according to ABC7.

Locals are concerned about their community’s safety because it’s a residential area with two nearby schools, according to ABC7.

The state has already served roughly 100,000 migrants, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said Thursday, when she sent a list of demands for help to the Biden administration. {snip}