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NYC sues Greene, Rensselaer, Dutchess and other counties over migrant issues

Jun 08, 2023 12:21 am

Dennis Yusko and John Camera report for Spectrum News that New York City on June 7 sued Greene County and Legislature Chair Patrick Linger, Rensselaer County and Executive Steve McLaughlin, Dutchess County and Executive William O'Neil, and 27 other upstate counties alleging that they "have sought to wall off their borders" through emergency orders that obstruct the city's efforts to relocate migrants upstate "in a manner that is explicitly permitted by law and required by a statewide emergency." New York City is asking the state Supreme Court to call the emergency orders filed by the counties unconstitutional. Four counties -- Rockland, Orange, Dutchess and Onondaga counties -- have filed lawsuits against New York City about the issue. Counties have complained that New York City has sent migrants by bus upstate with little or no notice, just like Republican governors in Florida and Texas have done busing migrants to other states. Congress has not passed any major immigration reform bills since 1986. Read more about this story at Spectrum News.

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