Orangetown to take NYC to court over plan to have migrants stay in town’s hotel

People filed into Town Hall Tuesday to share their concerns at the Town Board meeting. Most of them are angry at New York City and thankful for the actions their town, county and congressional leaders are taking.

News 12 Staff

May 10, 2023, 2:21 AM

Updated 350 days ago

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The town of Orangetown is going to court over New York City's plans to send migrants to hotels in the Hudson Valley.
People filed into Town Hall Tuesday to share their concerns at the Town Board meeting. Most of them are angry at New York City and thankful for the actions their town, county and congressional leaders are taking.
The Orangetown Board may not be able to close the borders, but it is taking new action to keep out the migrants Mayor Eric Adams wants to send.
Town Supervisor Teresa Kenny says a Rockland Supreme Court judge granted a temporary restraining order Tuesday night, keeping the Armoni Inn & Suites from taking the 30 men the mayor's office planned to send to the Hudson Valley Wednesday.
"This isn't simply renting a room in a hotel as it had been presented. It is running a NYC shelter in Orangeburg,” Kenny says.
Kenny says the mayor should've coordinated with all levels of government long before.
Adams says he needs help, with 60,000 migrants arriving over the last year.
He also says the city will pay, but many in the Hudson Valley still have concerns, like where the migrants go after the four months they're expected to stay.
Adams has also said he's been met with racist rhetoric and threats over this in Rockland.
Orangetown's lawsuit is against the hotel, though, not Adams.
The town attorney says the temporary injunction will be discussed in court Monday morning.


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