Suozzi: Nearly 2,500 unaccompanied minors brought to Long Island, Queens since June 2021

Long Island schools are bracing for a possible influx of new students as thousands of underage undocumented migrants are being flown from Texas to New York.
The move is part of an effort by the Biden administration to relocate the minors.
Close to 2,500 unaccompanied minors have been brought to Nassau, Suffolk and Queens since the beginning of June 2021, according to Rep. Tom Suozzi.
Suozzi says he wants to know more specifics on the number of children that New York regions should expect.
“They give us general countywide number for Nassau, Suffolk and Queens but not specific school district numbers,” Suozzi says.
He says that 50 of the children are residing at the Mercy First facility in Syosset.
According to Nassau County police, more than a dozen teenagers have run away from the facility since the beginning of August and many are repeat offenders.
Suozzi says there needs to be a plan for where the unaccompanied minors are going.
“We need to know what’s going on, and we need to figure out how to get some money to our school districts to help deal with this,” Suozzi says.