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NY Governor urges White House to provide expedited work authorization for asylum seekers, financial assistance for the city and State

Governor also announces plan to connect asylum seekers to employers with Job openings throughout New York State

New York: Governor Kathy Hochul has called on President Biden to take executive action and direct additional federal resources to the State of New York as it manages the unprecedented influx of asylum seekers arriving in New York.

As per details available on the website of New York State, the Governor’s Ongoing Response to Asylum Seeker Arrivals Includes $1.5 Billion in Aid in FY 2024 Budget, Mobilization of Nearly 2,000 National Guard Members, and Providing State-Owned Sites to House Asylum Seekers.

In a formal request sent to the White House, Governor Hochul outlined specific, outstanding requests, including expedited work authorizations for asylum seekers, financial assistance for New York City and New York State, the use of federal land and facilities for temporary shelter sites, and Title 32 designation to provide federal funding for the nearly 2,000 New York National Guard members currently providing logistical and operational support across the State.

“For over a year, I have called for federal assistance and support for New York as we manage the unprecedented number of asylum seekers arriving in our state,” Governor Hochul said. “New York cannot continue to do this on its own. It is past time for President Biden to take action and provide New York with the aid needed to continue managing this ongoing crisis.”

Governor also called for Use of Federal Lands and Facilities, and Reimbursement for Nearly 2,000 New York National Guard Members.

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