SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Schenectady County officials have extended the State of Emergency related to asylum seekers coming to the area. It will now be in effect for another five days or until it is extended again.
The State of Emergency went into effect on July 24. It states that no hotel or shelter can house migrants unless it is approved by the county.
The order was in response to migrants staying at the Super 8 Motel in Rotterdam that displaced occupants already living there.