Are the Amish Planning a Mass Exodus From New York?
January 25, 2023
A family member who lives in an Upstate New York community where there are several Amish families recently asked me if I knew that many of the Amish in New York are planning a mass exodus as soon as this spring.
When I asked why the Amish wanted to leave the state and where they wanted to go, she told me that through conversation with her Amish neighbors, she learned that many are planning to move into Pennsylvania and Ohio and that the decision has to do with feeling like they're facing religious persecution from the state government in New York.
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