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Cayuga County reaffirms state of emergency, intensifying stance on migrant housing

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Chairman David Gould of the Cayuga County Legislature has reaffirmed the county’s state of emergency, intensifying its stance on migrant housing.


The recent order, signed this past Saturday, prohibits any organization from collaborating with local governments, outside of the county jurisdiction, to supply shelter, food, transport, or medical services to those seeking asylum.

Breaching the mandate could lead to penalties up to $2,000 for each migrant for each day of noncompliance. This decision follows Cayuga County’s initial emergency declaration in May, in response to anticipated surges of migrants and asylum seekers in the Finger Lakes region.