College Point community leaders express opposition to migrant shelter at St. Agnes Academic High School


After learning that the city has selected the shuttered St. Agnes Academic High School in College Point as a temporary migrant respite center, City Councilwoman Vickie Paladino confirmed that 300 asylum seekers, including women and families, will be bused to the facility during a press conference held on Thursday, July 27. 

Originally, according to Paladino, the city had planned to house 300 migrant men at the school, located at 13-20 124th St. However, following negotiations with the mayor’s office, Paladino provided an update saying that 100 women and 200 adult migrant families instead will be arriving at the facility on Friday, July 28, into the weekend.