AOC dismisses question about closure of NYC high school to house migrants

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday seemed to have little interest in discussing the controversial closure of Brooklyn's high school for immigrants, saying the incident did not occur in her district. .

'Not in my district' Ocasio-Cortez Speaking to Fox Business reporter Hilary Vaughn. When asked if she was okay with thousands of students at James Madison High School being forced to stay home this week so immigrants could camp in the school gymnasium, she said:

“I think it's become very clear here that the most important thing is to identify the right facilities for these people,” said the New York Democrat, a member of the far-left Congressional Team. made concessions.

“I don't expect this to be a long-term solution. It shouldn't be a long-term solution,” Ocasio-Cortez added.

Nearly 2,000 migrants were in a Brooklyn school gymnasium Tuesday afternoon as local officials feared that tents erected for them at Floyd Bennett Field would collapse from the rain and wind from the strong storm. He was taken away.

“It's not in my district,” Ocasio-Cortez told reporters when asked about Brooklyn schools being used as emergency shelters for immigrants.

The migrants were reportedly bused back to their tents by 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, but 3,700 students at James Madison School were still forced to learn remotely that day.

While Ocasio-Cortez is correct that neither Floyd Bennett Field nor James Madison High School is in New York's 14th Congressional District, which she has represented since 2019, social media users are Paul frequently pointed out that her geographical distance from the Bronx, where she lives, amplifies the problem. – Queen's territory.

“Others not in AOC’s district: – Palestine – Israel – Ukraine.” X user pointed out.

Due to this situation, high school students were forced to attend remote classes on Wednesday. Bruce Kotler/ZUMA /
The gymnasium at James Madison High School in Brooklyn was used as a shelter for migrants from Tuesday night until Wednesday morning. X/@NYCMayor

Read “Didn't she famously pose on the Texas border during the Trump era? How times have changed.” another tweet From incredible user X.

Kennedy, host of the podcast “Kennedy Saves the World,” said the immigration crisis was caused by immigration policies promoted by Ocasio-Cortez and others, and that he should be “responsible” for the resulting problems. insisted.

“Wow, I don't have an answer!” she said in response to Ocasio-Cortez's remarks in an interview with Fox Business.

“Yes, folks, this is not my district, so there's nothing to worry about,” Kennedy added.

“This is her policy, and that's the problem. It's that people like AOC don't own her philosophy, and that's what's bankrupting cities across the country and people in New York.” “The people of Chicago didn't have to think seriously about the immigration crisis. It was theoretical to them. Now, it's reality.”



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