On a bus, 40 to 50 more migrants landed in Albany County on Thursday night, according to the county. This means that five buses have transported individuals there this week.
At least 215 persons who were seeking refuge in Albany County arrived this week. They are staying at three hotels throughout the county: the Ramada Plaza and Holiday Inn Express in Albany, as well as the SureStay Plus Best Western Hotel in Colonie.
To prevent more migrants from being held there, the town of Colonie filed a lawsuit. According to records, the lawsuit against the cities of Albany and New York is still pending. According to the county, NewsChannel 13 has established that 90% of the migrants have already obtained employment.
For single adult men seeking asylum who are already in the city's custody, the program will "provide up to four months of temporary sheltering" outside of New York City, according to an earlier statement by Mayor Eric Adams.
The Termination of Title 42 And The Begining of The Migrant Crisis
The action was taken in response to the anticipated spike in migrant arrivals in the city following the termination of Title 42, a federal regulation that permitted police to swiftly turn away migrant travelers at the US-Mexico border.
Several counties, notably Orange and Rockland counties, have declared states of emergency in reaction to the program.
A temporary restraining order was issued to Dutchess County on May 23 as a result of the arrival of numerous busloads of immigrants and asylum seekers.