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    FDNY expected to inspect asylum seeker center at Staten Island’s St. John Villa Academy

    ByEyewitness News

    Sunday, October 15, 2023 3:00PM

    FDNY to inspect migrany shelter in Staten Island

    ARROCHAR, Staten Island (WABC) — The FDNY is inspecting some buildings being used to house asylum shelters for possible fire violations.

    Inspections is expected to take place Sunday at St. John’s Villa Academy, a former Catholic school being used as a respite center that is currently being challenged in court.

    A group of elected officials, including Staten Island Borough President Vito Fossella, called on the city to close the migrant shelter during a press conference on Friday.

    They claim the FDNY found fire safety issues that could endanger the people living there.

    Inspections at other shelters are expected to continue through the week, including Monday at a center being run out of the former Richard H. Hungerford School in Tompkinsville.

    ALSO READ | Mayor Eric Adams reflects on 4-day trip to Latin America amid migrant crisis


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