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SUNY campuses won’t be used for migrant housing this summer, but possibly this fall in parts of New York

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Over the last week, asylum seekers from various countries have been arriving in Western New York from New York City.


These resettlements are part of a collaborative effort between state, Erie County, and New York City governments, local non-profit Jericho Road, and a contracted hotel.

Five local immigration service agencies, now officially known as the Refugee Partnership, are assisting in the transition.

Officials emphasized the plan to move newcomers from temporary hotel accommodations to permanent residences as quickly as possible.

They also noted that, contrary to prior plans, local SUNY campuses will not be opened for migrant housing this summer but could be reconsidered in the fall.