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Hundreds of Migrants to Return to NYC from Upstate

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Hundreds of migrants moved outside New York City will soon be relocated back to the city, officials announced. Since 2022, over 200,600 migrants arrived in New York, with 65,600 still in city care and 1,500 in upstate shelters. New York Mayor Eric Adams and county leaders are working on a plan to bring them back after the school year ends this week.

Upstate counties lack the resources to support the influx of asylum seekers, leading to the decision to move them back to the city. Mayor Adams initially sent migrants upstate when Texas Governor Greg Abbott sent thousands more to New York. This temporary relocation plan aims to address long-term capacity issues in upstate communities.

New York City’s handling of migrants has faced challenges, including housing issues at a Super 8 Motel in Rotterdam. While some migrants may move to other locations, the city continues to seek federal and state support.

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