New York State Senator Jessica Scarcella-Spanton (D) joined Ainsley Earhardt on FOX and Friends Friday morning to discuss the outrage over the placement of a 300-person migrant shelter near two elementary schools and an all-girls high school. At least 1,000 parents and community members protested the city’s latest plan.
Scarcella-Spanton explained that turning the former school building, which is set to still be a school, into a migrant shelter is another “setback in giving this community an education center that they truly deserve.” The residents do not want this shelter in their community, and an additional 300-400 people were out protesting until the early morning hours just last night, said Scarcella-Spanton.
“This is certainly not the right location for a migrant shelter,” argued Scarcella-Spanton, adding that “it’s not too late to reverse this decision” since the migrants have not yet arrived.
New York City mayor Eric Adams said that the city understands the community’s concerns and that the location is specifically for single women and adult families. He vowed to ensure the site is “well-managed.”