NYPD Academy With Gun Range To House Migrants

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams speaks during a press conference at Brooklyn Borough Hall July 19, 2021 in New York to announce the Hadiya Pendleton and Nyasia Pryear-Yard Gun Trafficking & Crime Prevention Act. - The Hadiya Pendleton and Nyasia Pryear-Yard Gun Trafficking & Crime Prevention Act is a bill that seeks to address the illegal transfer of guns across state lines, by establishing gun trafficking as a federal crime. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP)

A former training academy of the New York Police Department (NYPD) is now serving as a temporary shelter for hundreds of newly arrived undocumented immigrants seeking asylum in New York.

The move comes as the city has apparently exhausted its supply of available migrant housing centers. The immigrants were said to have started occupying the facility Friday morning, just a few days after Republican Governor Greg Abbott of Texas resumed transferring buses of undocumented immigrants to Democrat-controlled sanctuary cities such as New York.

“Last night, hundreds of asylum seekers arrived in New York City, after hundreds more arrived the day before, and thousands more in the days and week earlier. Once again, we are stepping up, in the absence of a national solution to this national crisis and are coming up with our own decompression strategy,” Fabien Levy, press secretary for Mayor Eric Adams, told Fox News.