GOSHEN – Some 30 counties in New York, including Orange, that have filed suit against the City of New York claiming the Big Apple has violated social services law by sending migrants to other municipalities, have been consolidated in a suit filed by the City of New York.
One of those counties, Onondaga, has been severed from the unified action and Orange County Attorney Rick Golden believes the Orange County case will also be severed and allowed to continue in State Supreme Court in Goshen.
“I think we have a very good justice in Justice Sciortino and I think that she decided the case so far fairly with respect to how she addressed it and how she said we could not force the migrants that had been sent up by the city illegally, she wanted to maintain the status quo, which is what an injunction is supposed to be doing, and she will ultimately determine whether or not the city violated social services law by sending people up here,” Golden said.
The 186 migrants already housed in two Town of Newburgh hotels are being allowed to stay in the county.
Four other lawsuits pertaining to the relocation of the migrants are winding their way through the courts.
Source: Mid-Hudson News