Migrant Moves: Riverhead Bid to Block Asylum Seekers Prevails as NYC Drops Lawsuit

Town of Riverhead officials cheered New York City’s decision to drop a lawsuit seeking to overturn the town’s effort to keep the Big Apple from sending an influx of migrants to the East End.

The city had filed the lawsuit after Riverhead Town Supervisor Yvette Aguiar signed an executive order on May 16 that prohibited local hotels lodging facilities to be used to house asylum seekers for whom city officials have been struggling to find shelter. Aguiar vowed to continue renewing the order until the end of the year, when her term in office ends.