Mayor Adams says New York City has reached capacity in being able to care for migrants, so now he’s planning to send them to neighboring counties.
The COVID-era policy known as Title 42 will expire this week and that’s expected to lead to a surge of migrants crossing the border and making their way to New York City. Adams said a new program is being launched to provide temporary shelter to migrants at two hotels in Orange Lake and Orangeburg.
“Despite calling on the federal government for a national decompression strategy since last year, and for a decompression strategy across the state, New York City has been left without the necessary support to manage this crisis. With a vacuum of leadership, we are now being forced to undertake our own decompression strategy,” Adams said.
Rockland County has already declared a state of emergency ahead of the surge.
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