Tioga Co. extends Emergency Order on migrants and asylum seekers
TIOGA COUNTY, N.Y. (WENY) -- Tioga County extended an Emergency Order issued on May 11th another five days on Monday that forbids anyone in the County doing business with any foreign municipality or entity trying to bus migrants and asylum seekers into Tioga or house them there at any hotel, motel or multi-unit dwelling. As in the previous order, a $2,000 penalty per migrant or asylum seekers per day still applies, as does the possibility of a misdemeanor criminal charge.
This latest Emergency Order is set to go into effect on May 16th and last through May 20th.
Tioga County is one of four counties in the Southern Tier to have issued an Emergency Order over the migrant crisis including Broome, Chemung and Schuyler. At issue is the fact that New York City has reached capacity for housing migrants and asylum seekers and has been actively looking for municipalities they can pay to help deal with the issue.
Below you can find a complete copy of the new Emergency Order.