Statement from Senator Helming on migrant crisis

I have spoken with county leaders in my district and reiterated they have my full support. The state must communicate openly and urgently with our county leaders should the state be seriously considering the use of properties in their communities. I also believe our counties should have local control and the ultimate say on any decision. Local housing and resources are already strained. Our counties should not be forced to manage a crisis caused by the failure of our federal and state governments and New York City.