A high school in New York City high school is not having classed on Wednesday, after being converted to a camp for illegal immigrants. Some 2,000 illegal immigrants have been bused in from a former air field field in Brooklyn to James Madison High School on Tuesday evening to get out of the cold.
A storm moving through the East Coast threatened the tents that were set up for the immigrants at Floyd Bennett Field.
James Madison High School announced Tuesday that students would be learning “remotely” on Wednesday “to ensure a smooth transition for families temporarily sheltering overnight in the building.” All after-school activities were canceled for students, although boys basketball, swimming, and table tennis teams were still scheduled.
The high school, which has been in existence for more than 100 years, is the alma mater of Sen. Chuck Schumer and three Supreme Court justices.
More than 150,000 illegal immigrants have arrived in the city in the past two years, wrote the New York Times in December: “Nearly 70,000 migrants crammed into hundreds of emergency shelters. People sleeping on floors, or huddled on sidewalks in the December cold.”