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Union: school safety agents were forced to watch migrants

Posted 5/26/23

The city’s decision to temporarily place asylum seekers in public-school gymnasiums sparked intense backlash from parents, community members and elected officials. But it also kindled concerns from the union representing school safety agents, which sent a letter to the Office of Labor Relations alleging that the workers were unilaterally assigned to monitor the migrants.

Over the weekend, migrants were brought to P.S. 188 in Coney Island and the former P721R Richard H. Hungerford School on Staten Island. The city also began preparations to house migrants at five other schools in Brooklyn, news outlet The City reported, including P.S. 172 in Sunset Park, P.S. 189 in Crown Heights, and P.S. 132, P.S. 17 and P.S. 18 in Williamsburg.

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