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NYC drops lawsuits against Riverhead, Suffolk and other counties brought over emergency orders blocking relocation of migrants

by Sep 14, 2023
New York City has discontinued the actions it filed against the Town of Riverhead and the County of Suffolk and most of the other counties it sued in June, seeking to invalidate their emergency orders banning the relocation of migrants and asylum-seekers to their jurisdictions.

‘The culture that we are in needs to be reversed:’ Immigrant advocates renew calls for Riverhead supervisor to rescind her emergency...

by Aug 16, 2023
Representatives of Latino advocacy and immigrant support groups urged the Riverhead Town Board to have empathy for refugees from foreign countries and called on the supervisor to rescind her emergency order.

Riverhead amends emergency order to remove references to migrants, asylum seekers

by Jul 21, 2023
Facing a legal challenge from New York City, Riverhead Town’s most recent emergency order removes all reference to asylum seekers and migrants in its language.

Aguiar attacks NYC lawsuit in new executive order, as town readies it legal defense

by Jun 26, 2023
Supervisor Yvette Aguiar went on the attack in her most recent executive order extending the state of emergency barring housing asylum-seekers in Riverhead motels and shelters.

NYC hauls Riverhead Town and 30 counties into court for attempting to ‘close their borders’ to asylum-seekers

by Jun 8, 2023
Riverhead Town will now have to defend its controversial state of emergency in court. New York City is suing Riverhead , and 30 counties across the state, including Suffolk, asking a court to  invalidate  executive orders that “wall off their borders” to block the city from arranging housing for asylum-seekers in their jurisdictions.

Residents criticize state of emergency, tell Riverhead officials it could fuel fear and hate of immigrants

by May 18, 2023
Residents criticized Supervisor Yvette Aguiar’s declaration of a state of emergency in an attempt to block the lodging of asylum-seekers in Riverhead Town as being without factual basis, and having the potential to fuel fear and hate of immigrants.

Other supervisors dispute Aguiar’s claim that Suffolk County Supervisors Association supports her emergency order on asylum-seekers

by May 18, 2023
Riverhead Supervisor Yvette Aguiar claims the Suffolk County Supervisors Association supports her emergency order. The chairperson of the organization says that's not true. Both he and at least one other supervisor say she did not have the legal authority to issue the order, which seeks to prevent asylum-seekers from being placed in lodging within Riverhead Town.