Last week, the Ontario County Board of Supervisors postponed a vote on a resolution addressing the unplanned relocation of asylum seekers from New York City to Ontario County.
Canandaigua Supervisor Jared Simpson proposed several amendments, suggesting that asylum seekers should provide proof of vaccination, undergo background checks, and ensuring their relocation would not strain local housing or finances, according to reporting by the Finger Lakes Times.
The proposed amendments stirred an extensive debate among the board.
Simpson expressed concern over the local housing situation and potential challenges of welcoming more people into the county.
A vote has been delayed until the body’s June meeting in two weeks.
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