A New York City high school has been repurposed to house 2,000 illegal migrants, forcing students into remote learning instead.
The illegal border crossers were transferred to the James Madison High School in Brooklyn from a tent shelter in NYC.
The students have now been forced to pivot to homeschooling due to the disruption it is causing.
However, the move has triggered furious outrage from residents and local politicians.
The “sanctuary” city’s Democrat Mayor Eric Adams said officials are moving over 1,900 migrants from the tent shelter at Floyd Bennett Field.
Adams’ office said the migrants are moving into the school for safety reasons due to the incoming storms and potential high winds.
According to the New York Daily News, Adams told reporters that it was being done out of an “overabundance of caution.”
“We want to make sure people are safe,” he said.
However, the city is controversially moving the illegal aliens to James Madison High School.
The school confirmed it is now being used as a “temporary overnight respite center” and would be closed as a result on Wednesday.
Students were told they must “pivot” to remote learning as a result.
In a statement, Republican Councilwoman Inna Vernikov called the move “unacceptable.”
Vernikov argues that the school is “not a sustainable housing facility.”
“Our 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,” she said.
NYC Comptroller Brad Lander, a Democrat, said that placing migrants at the Floyd Bennett Field “highlights the mismanagement and waste of money that is all-too-present in City Hall’s approach to shelter and services for asylum seekers.”
The New York Post reported how the move has infuriated parents of students at the school.
One woman was reportedly screaming at illegal migrant buses as they arrived:
“How does it feel that you kicked all the kids out of school tomorrow!”
Adams’ office told the outlet that the move is a proactive measure to ensure the safety of individuals both living and working at the migrant facility and will “continue until any weather conditions that may arise have stabilized and the facility is once again for living.”
The mayor’s office has said that over 160,000 migrants have surged into the “sanctuary” city since the middle of 2022.
Some of those illegals have been bused in directly by Texas.
Officials have said the city is overwhelmed, with Adams warning the crisis could “destroy” the city.
Adams, along with other Democrat city mayors, has called on the Biden administration to do more by providing more funding, quicker work permit processing, and help with resettlement.
Meanwhile, his city slashed budgets last year for education, policing, and other sectors.
The mayor has also put restrictions in place on when and where migrant buses can drop off their passengers.
He has also called for other mayors in the region to do the same.
Separately, Adams’ administration has launched a lawsuit seeking $700 million from the transportation companies involved in dropping off the migrants.
However, Texas has stood by its busing strategy, saying it is needed to relieve overwhelmed border towns.
Border communities are still seeing far more migrants than “sanctuary cities” like New York City.
“Until [President] Biden reverses course on his open border policies, Texas will continue transporting migrants to these cities,” Gov. Greg Abbott said.
“We will not back down on our efforts to secure the border.”