New York City Begins Turning Public School Gyms into Migrant Shelters

A dormitory inside a new migrant holding center during a tour on Randall's Island in
Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images/Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg

The sanctuary city of New York City has started transforming public school gyms into migrant shelters for newly arrived adult border crossers and illegal aliens.

Since the spring of 2022, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and other governors have bused over 60,000 border crossers and illegal aliens to New York City.

In response, Mayor Eric Adams (D) has opened nearly 100 so-called “emergency shelters,” though the majority are luxury hotels to which the city has given lucrative contracts to house newly arrived migrants.

Related: Migrants REFUSE to Leave NYC Hotel, Demand Taxpayers Give Them “Permanent Homes”

@datainput via Storyful

Now, Adams has started turning public school gymnasiums into migrant shelters that will house hundreds of adult border crossers and illegal aliens, according to ABC7 New York.

Public school gyms, such as PS 188 in Coney Island and PS 17 in Williamsburg, will each house adult migrants despite there being school children in remarkably close proximity. PS 188, in particular, already has nearly 100 migrants staying in its gym.

“I don’t think it’s a good idea because it’s inside of a school,” a parent of a PS 188 student told local media, while a student’s sister said, “God forbid a kid goes missing. What’s Eric Adams going to say? I’m sorry? No, something needs to be done.”

Adams plans to fill a former school in Staten Island with at least 300 border crossers and illegal aliens. He is also gearing up to turn PS 172 in Sunset Park and PS 189 in Crown Heights into migrant shelters.

The cost of New York City’s insistence to provide expansive housing and care to newly arrived border crossers and illegal aliens comes at the expense of New Yorkers, who are set to foot a $4 billion bill.

Already, New Yorkers are being charged $5 million every day.

Flashback: Sanctuary NYC Dem Mayor Complains Asylum Seekers Will “Impact Every Area of Life”

Mayor Eric Adams / Facebook

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Email him at Follow him on Twitter here


Please let us know if you're having issues with commenting.