Albany County discusses concerns about migrants’ treatment in hotels

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There’s a possible breakthrough in communications between Albany County and the company caring for migrants staying in local hotels.

DocGo, the company providing services to the migrants, came under fire by Albany County officials, as NewsChannel 13 has reported.

The county is now having discussions with DocGo after a breakdown in communications. They are hopeful talks are headed in the right direction, they said.

Albany County officials gathered this week to go public with their concerns over DocGo – the company contracted with New York City to bus migrants to the county and provide them with services.

There’s also been a meeting between Capital District Latinos’ leadership and an official at DocGo.

The company reached out to Capital District Latinos after NewsChannel 13 profiled the small local organization’s efforts to provide food, clothing and English classes to migrants in Albany County.

The organization – along with migrants NewsChannel 13 spoke to – raised doubts that DocGo was providing proper meals and accommodations for migrants. 

Capital District Latinos told NewsChannel 13 after the meeting that DocGo appeared very conciliatory and offered to see if there was a way to collaborate in some areas.

They said, “Good meeting, but our doubts and concerns were not completely addressed.”

Learn about how schools are preparing for the migrants by watching the video of Stella Porter’s story.