Dozens more asylum seekers arrive in Capital Region from New York City

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An additional 40 to 50 migrants arrived on a bus in Albany County on Thursday night, the county said.

That means five buses have brought people there this week.

This week brought the arrival of at least 215 people seeking asylum, to Albany County.

They’re being housed in three hotels across the county – The Holiday Inn Express and the Ramada Plaza in Albany, and the SureStay Plus Best Western Hotel in Colonie.

The town of Colonie sued to stop more migrants from being housed there.

Records show the suit against New York City and the city of Albany is still pending.

NewsChannel 13 has learned that 90% of the migrants have already secured jobs in the community, according to the county.

Through a program with New York City, medical services company DocGo is on site, working with the asylum seekers.

DocGo declined an interview, but sent NewsChannel 13 a statement saying in part:

“DocGo’s social workers and on-site caseworkers connect asylees with local resources and community-based organizations that assist asylees with job placement, skills training and ESL courses.”