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Cayuga County continues migrant emergency order to manage services

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Cayuga County Chair Aileen McNabb-Coleman has continued a state of emergency effective in response to a national immigration crisis impacting local resources. The emergency order, aimed at managing the influx of migrants and asylum seekers into the county, outlines strict guidelines for providing necessary services such as shelter and healthcare.

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The order prohibits any agreements to house migrants without express permission from the county legislature. This move comes as urban centers attempt to relocate shelter seekers to upstate counties, often without adequate planning or communication, potentially overwhelming local services.

Cayuga County’s emergency declaration will be in effect for five days with the possibility of extension. The order also includes potential penalties for violations, emphasizing the county’s commitment to ensuring the health, safety, and welfare of its residents amid the ongoing crisis.