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Cayuga joins other counties declaring state of emergency over migrants

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Cayuga County Legislative Chairman, David Gould, has declared an emergency in response to the projected northward migration surge as New York City reaches its capacity to accommodate migrants.

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This move follows similar actions by others across the state. Gould cited the strain on county resources due to the increasing migrant population as a significant factor leading to the declaration.

The official statement pointed out that the Federal government has been unable to cater to the housing, medical, and physical needs of these groups, forcing the responsibility onto overwhelmed state governments.

Furthermore, it emphasized that Cayuga County is already struggling with its existing homeless crisis due to limited housing and resources. The arrival of additional migrants and asylum seekers, Gould stated, would stretch county facilities and resources beyond their limits. This emergency order is set to remain in effect until it’s rescinded or extended for an additional 30 days.