Elon Musk warned about a problem after students in New York City had to learn from home. Their school was used to keep migrants who arrived on Tuesday night.
He said, "This is what happens when you run out of hotel rooms. Soon, cities will run out of schools to vacate. Then they will come for your homes," on his social media platform.
Musk was talking about a video shared by LibsofTikTok. The video showed migrants getting off a yellow bus at James Madison High School in Brooklyn.
LibsofTikTok posted, "School is closed tomorrow because illegals will be sleeping in the school’s gym. This is disgraceful! NYC is prioritizing illegals over Americans."
Musk continued his warning, saying, "They’ve run out of hotel rooms, are kicking kids out of school for illegal housing and now they want your homes too." This was his reaction to a post by LibsofTiktok. They shared a news article titled, "Governor Healey asks residents to house migrant families amid growing shelter crisis." It was about Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey. She asked people to let migrant families stay in their homes because there was no more room in shelters.
Inna Vernikov, from the New York City Council, said about 2,000 migrants would be moved to James Madison High School. They would stay in the gym and auditorium because of a storm. She wrote, "Our public schools are meant to be places of learning and growth for our children, and were never intended to be shelters or facilities for emergency housing." She talked about the concerns of parents, local residents, and the impact on the school.
Vernikov asked to stop using schools as shelters for migrants. She mentioned problems at Floyd Bennett Field, where the migrants were before. She wrote, "Madison is a scan school where students get scanned upon entrance, but the migrants got to bypass that as per the NYPD." She also shared a video of migrants, including children, entering the high school.
FOX Business tried to get comments from the Mayor of New York City and the Governor of New York, but they did not respond immediately.