A recent ruling by a State Supreme Court judge has given the green light for the hotel at the heart of the migrant-related standoff between Rockland and New York City officials to reopen its doors to guests. This decision came after Rockland County had previously issued an order for the hotel’s closure.
Despite the reopening, New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ plans to use the Orangeburg hotel as a shelter for migrants continue to be restricted, based on Rockland County’s ongoing legal actions. As a result, Rockland’s efforts to prevent the city from utilizing Armoni Inn & Suites as a shelter for single male asylum seekers who arrived in New York City from the Southern border will remain unaffected for the time being.
According to Rockland County Executive Ed Day, the judge’s ruling has specified that Armoni Inn & Suites can function solely as a regular hotel for usual business operations. Any intentions to operate the facility as a shelter for migrants have been disallowed by the court’s decision. “I firmly believe a case that is about Rockland should be adjudicated and decided by judges elected by Rockland residents – which now thanks to this decision it will be. This is clearly a factually based common-sense decision by the Judge which gives us a fair and equal chance to receive justice in court.”