Hochul welcomes Afghan refugees as Fort Hamilton army base demures 


While Governor Kathy Hochul announced Wednesday that the state is prepared to welcome the arrival of Afghan nationals fleeing violence and instability spreading throughout the troubled nation, the U. S. Military and Department of Defense (DOD) deflected answering if the Fort Hamilton Army Base in Brooklyn is being considered as a possible processing center for the refugees.

Following several media reports that Afghan refugees are currently being housed and processed at American Military bases in the United States, PoliticsNY put the question to Amanda Hay-Caroffino, spokesperson for the U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hamilton, the only remaining active military base in New York City’s confines.