Last Updated: 9/6/2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 11, 2023
TIOGA COUNTY DECLARES A STATE OF EMERGENCY
REGARDING POSSIBLE INCOMING MIGRANTS
Owego, NY – Tioga County Legislative Chair Martha Sauerbrey has declared a State of Emergency regarding the possible arrival of migrants or asylum seekers due to national immigration crisis and the plans involving the relocation of migrants from New York City to other counties outside of New York City. This has caused a public emergency as our county cannot sustain services or resources needed to support an influx of individuals. This is being done as a response to the pending expiration of Title 42 and the anticipated arrival of many migrants and asylum seekers.
Sauerbrey stated that although we welcome individuals and families into our communities, we want them to come prepared, able to sustain themselves by having the ability to work, have the proper immunizations and a support system.