New York City plans to suspend the plan to send migrants to Salina for now, Town of Salina Supervisor Nick Paro told Spectrum News 1 on Wednesday.

Paro said the city is waiting until they have their court dates after a judge on Tuesday granted temporary restraining orders filed by the town and Onondaga County against the Candlewood Suites hotel to prevent it from sheltering migrants.

“This is an even larger victory. Yesterday was a small victory. I look forward to our day in court," Paro said.

Onondaga County Attorney Robert Durr confirmed that New York City will not send migrants to the county and will abide by the temporary restraining order.

A bus of migrants was expected this week to arrive in Salina, despite an emergency order by the Onondaga County executive banning hotels from sheltering the individuals.

In court documents, the town sued Candlewood Suites, alleging it's violating town zoning codes by unlawfully converting the hotel into an illegal long-term residential facility. A judge agreed that the building is not properly coded for long-term stay and would need to have its code properly updated before it could take on the migrants.

The restraining order also disallows any building modifications.

An injuction granted to Onondaga County on Tuesday prevents any hotel in the county from sheltering migrants, according to court documents.


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