ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Colonie City Supervisor Peter Crummey states the city discovered the bus was initially meant to move to Albany, citing its designation as a ‘sanctuary metropolis,’ but it surely was then steered to move to Colonie and arrive on the Certain Keep Greatest Western on Wolf Highway between 12:30 am and 1:30 am early Sunday morning.
Crummey says he discovered this data from Albany County Govt Dan McCoy late Friday night. He takes situation with this following Albany County’s State of Emergency relating to the migrant disaster that was declared by McCoy this week, claiming there was not a coordinated effort between county, state, and native officers and that Mayor Adams violated the county’s emergency order.
However Mayor Kathy Sheehan says that Albany County has already been working collaboratively with Mayor Adams for a while.
“This has been one thing that the Mayor of New York Metropolis has been signaling for quite a few weeks. And it has been one thing that we have now been engaged on for quite a few months,” she mentioned.
In accordance with Albany officers, they have been knowledgeable on Saturday morning that there have been two buses. One could be directed to a lodge within the metropolis of Albany and one other to a lodge on Wolf Highway in Colonie.
“That modified very, very late,” Mayor Sheehan mentioned.“It was within the night that I discovered that it was solely 24 people and that they [would] go to the lodge in Colonie.”
Mayor Sheehan says whereas contacting New York Metropolis officers, she made it clear that in the event that they have been to choose a lodge location on Wolf Highway- the City Supervisor of Colonie would have to be included in all communications.
“To counsel that the Mayor of Albany is sending Asylum Seekers from New York Metropolis to anyplace is ludicrous. And it’s notably false- it’s a lie. And I’ve been working to make sure that anybody that comes into our neighborhood is secure. And it was my hope that my fellow elected officers in Albany County would do the identical.”
Sheehan additionally says there have already been authorized migrants despatched to the capital area. On arrival, they obtain assets from native non-profit organizations to help with the immigration course of.
“Assuring that they’re stored secure and have the assets that they should pursue their asylum petitions,” she mentioned.
News10 has reached out to Mayor Adam’s workplace for remark however has but to listen to again.