Judge permanently restrains NYC from housing asylum seekers in Dutchess County
A state Supreme Court judge has issued a permanent restraining order preventing New York City from housing asylum seekers in Dutchess County hotels or other facilities.
This action follows an incident in May when the city relocated over 80 migrants to Dutchess County without notifying the authorities.
These individuals were housed at the Red Roof Inn in the Town of Poughkeepsie, prompting the county to request a temporary restraining order, which was granted by a judge. Last week, the judge ruled that the city's attempt to convert a local hotel into a homeless shelter violated proper procedures and ordered the migrants to be transported back to New York City within 180 days.
The exact number of individuals remaining in Dutchess County from the initial group placed at the hotel remains unclear.