New York Counties Sued For Refusing to Make Hotel Rooms Available for Illegal Migrants

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The New York Civil Liberties Union, New York’s affiliate of the ACLU, sued Rockland and Orange Counties for issuing executive orders barring hotels from making rooms available for migrants.

“The New York Civil Liberties Union today filed a federal lawsuit against Rockland and Orange Counties for barring the arrival of migrants who chose to relocate from New York City,” a NYCLU release stated.

“The two counties had issued executive orders barring hotels from making rooms available to migrants, in violation of the Due Process and Equal Protection clauses of the Constitution. The four plaintiffs are migrants who sheltered in New York City and opted into a city-run program to relocate.”

“Immigrants are welcome here and everywhere in the Hudson Valley – county officials must embrace their responsibility to immigrants seeking refuge,” said Ignacio Acevedo, Hudson Valley Organizer at the New York Civil Liberties Union.

“As migrants resettle into our neighborhoods, we must greet them with compassion, inclusion, and solidarity. Anything else is cruel, and doesn’t align with our community’s values of compassion and care.”

“Immigrants have every right to travel and reside anywhere in New York, free of xenophobic harassment and discrimination,” NYCLU tweeted.


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