Judge Orders NYC To Stop Using Schools To House Migrants

  • A judge in Staten Island issued a preliminary injunction on Tuesday, ordering the city to cease using the former St. John Villa Academy as a 300-person migrant shelter.
  • The judge criticized New York City’s “Right to Shelter” law as an outdated relic. While the injunction prevents the city from accommodating asylum seekers at the facility, it remains uncertain whether the shelter will close, given recent legal proceedings.
  • The Adams administration had previously persuaded the state Appellate Division to keep the Staten Island shelter open, following an earlier order from the same judge instructing its closure.
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