‘Not In My District’: AOC Blows Off Question About NYC School Shut Down To House Illegal Immigrants

New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday dismissed a Fox Business reporter's question about New York City closing schools to protect illegal immigrants.

James Madison High School in Brooklyn announced Students will “pivot to remote learning” on Tuesday to accommodate 2,000 undocumented immigrants being held at Floyd Bennett Field. FOX Business reporter Hilary Vaughn asked Ocasio-Cortez about school closures. (Related: 'What's next?': Democrats slam Biden, Adams over use of illegal aliens in New York City schools)

“You know, I think so, but again, this is different, this is not my district,” said Ocasio-Cortez, who represents parts of Queens and the Bronx. according to In response to the Cook Political Report: “I think it's become very clear here that the most important thing is to identify the right facilities for these people. I don't think this is going to be a long-term solution. It shouldn't be a solution.”


“Wow, I don't have an answer!” Kennedy, a former MTV VJ, responded.

New York City's Democratic Mayor Eric Adams defended the decision to close schools, citing the impending storm with high winds. In November, Adams announced budget cuts to deal with the influx of more than 130,000 immigrants, including cuts to police officers, and also sued the bus companies that bring illegal immigrants to New York City.

Republican governors Greg Abbott of Texas and Doug Ducey of Arizona have begun busing migrants to New York City and other so-called “sanctuary” cities in 2022.

“Well, folks, this is not my district, so I don't really have anything to worry about,” Kennedy said. “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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