Processing facility set up at JFK to house Afghan evacuees

Processing facility set up at JFK to house Afghan evacuees

A processing facility to house arriving Afghan refugees is being set up inside a cargo building at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, the Post has learned.

Officials with Homeland Security, the New York City Emergency Services, Port Authority and other city agencies were spotted on the ground setting up the facility inside the airport’s Building 87 on Tuesday.

Emergency personnel were spotted inside Building 87 erecting metal crowd control dividers and razor wire fencing, as well as folding chairs and tables.

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The Post also observed military personnel unloading furniture, including desks and beds bases, from a truck.

Hundreds of crates of water, several refrigerators and boxes of what appeared to be dried food were dropped off first thing Tuesday.

At least four New York Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services trucks were also stationed outside.

The White House has so far refused to say how many Afghans will be taken in by

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