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Gov. Hochul says N.Y. will commit 150 more National Guard members to help migrant crisis

New York State will add 150 members of the Nationwide Guard to a flock of personnel responding to the asylum seeker disaster within the metropolis, Gov. Hochul stated Monday.

The addition will carry the full variety of Nationwide Guard service members helping the migrants to 2,050, and can place the state to process 250 troops with case administration as New York rushes to assist the migrants file work allow functions, in response to Hochul’s workplace.

“That coveted work authorization — that’s their ticket to the American Dream,” Hochul stated at a information convention on the 369th Regiment Armory in Harlem.

At Hochul’s urging, the Biden administration stated final Wednesday that it will provide Venezuelan migrants within the U.S. an expedited pathway to work papers referred to as Non permanent Protected Standing.

By means of the top of July, about 40% of the asylum seekers within the metropolis’s care had been Venezuelans, in response to metropolis information — although there was some query about precisely what number of migrants within the metropolis would profit from the federal authorities’s new guidelines.

Hochul has forged the White Home’s transfer as an “necessary step” to assist get migrants out of the town’s overwhelmed shelter system and into jobs.

However the success of the hassle hinges, partly, on the power of migrants to submit their work papers.

Along with the elevated Nationwide Guard deployment, the state has dedicated greater than $50 million in funding to assist with case administration processing, Hochul’s workplace stated. 

The town, which has opened greater than 200 shelters in response to the migrant disaster, had about 60,000 asylum seekers in its care final week, in response to a authorities tally.

Since spring 2022, the town has welcomed waves of asylum seekers flowing from America’s southwestern border. The shelter system’s inhabitants doubled in a yr, and the Adams administration initiatives the surge will price the town greater than $12 billion over the subsequent two funds cycles.

A spokeswoman for Mayor Adams, Amaris Cockfield, stated the town appreciated the extra Nationwide Guard reinforcements.

With Chris Sommerfeldt


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