Officials concerned about possible migrant influx at border crossings

Franklin County Courthouse, Malone. Alexander Violo/Malone Telegram

MALONE — Franklin County declared a state of emergency for the period beginning at 3 p.m. yesterday, county announced in a press release issued late Tuesday. The declaration will remain in effect for 30 days, or until 11:59 p.m. on June 21. The declaration will be reviewed prior to its expiration to determine if an extension should be considered, the release stated.

According to the release, the state of emergency has been declared to address concerns related to the May 11 expiration of Title 42, an order that prohibited the migration into the United States by “covered non-citizens” traveling from Canada or Mexico that would otherwise be introduced to a congregate setting at a port of entry, U.S. Border Patrol station, or near U.S. land and adjacent coastal borders.

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