Mount Pleasant declares state of emergency

So far, migrants have been sent from New York City to Yonkers, Newburgh, Orangetown and the town of Poughkeepsie.

Lee Danuff and Carol Wilkinson

May 26, 2023, 6:03 PM

Updated 360 days ago

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Mount Pleasant Town Supervisor Carl Fulgenzi says a state of emergency was declared in response to the influx of migrants in the Hudson Valley.
So far, migrants have been sent from New York City to Yonkers, Newburgh, Orangetown and the town of Poughkeepsie.
The state of emergency is the first in Westchester County.
Fulgenzi says he learned Thursday night of the plan to house asylum seekers at the Pleasantville Cottage School.
He describes the location as a very troubled residential treatment facility, to which police and firefighters are frequently called.
"The residents there need special care. Mixing these immigrants with no idea of their background or medical history, you're mixing them with individuals that are troubled, so it doesn't make sense," he says.
Fulgenzi says that the state of emergency will make it clear that the town does not have the ability to house any migrants, and that there are no facilities there for extended stays.
The state of emergency will remain in effect for 30 days and could be extended.
News 12 received a statement from the Jewish Child Care Association, which oversees the operation of the school. It reads, "JCCA cares for young people, and our campus is not licensed to house families or single adults. We have no plans to house migrants relocated by Mayor Adams from New York City."


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