OAN’s James Myers
11:00 a.m. – Tuesday, September 26, 2023
New York Governor Kathy Hochul, a Democrat, has called in the National Guard to help with the state’s ongoing immigration crisis.
The announcement, made on Monday, will add 150 National Guard troops to the already 2,000 troops already working to handle the wave of migrants.
In addition, Hochul (New York) said 250 members of the National Guard will primarily focus on “case management” to assist Venezuelans who entered the country before July 31.centWhen applying for Temporary Protected Status in 2023 and subsequently for a work permit.
This comes after the Biden administration announced that illegal immigrants from Venezuela have been in the United States since July 31st.centIn 2023, you will be eligible to apply for Temporary Protected Status.
“As President Biden has given us the opportunity to help Venezuelans who came before July 31st,cent You will now be able to apply for Temporary Protected Status and subsequently obtain a work permit in literally the same application. That means a much-needed work permit. That’s their ticket to the American dream,” she said.
“You’re going to help them get a job, you’re going to help them support themselves, you’re going to help them get out of the shelter, because they’re going to be working with hundreds or thousands of other people. “I don’t think they came thousands of miles away to live in a shelter,” Hochul said. He said. “So the National Guard is already working on them. There are different categories. Some people who have already entered the country through the Customs and Border Protection app are eligible to work right now. We have the right people for it. Some parolees are eligible to work. Some asylum seekers must apply and wait 180 days. And now there’s a new category that allows expedited work permits to Venezuelans who arrive here first. is completed.”
Hochul said the plan would cost the state $22 million a month to deploy the National Guard. She also claimed to have dedicated more than $50 million to support case management across the Empire State.
Additionally, Democratic New York Mayor Eric Adams (D.N.Y.) recently stated that the immigration crisis will “ruin” New York without more federal funding.
President Joe Biden did not meet with Adams, instead meeting with Hochul during a recent visit to New York.
After the visit, the Biden administration announced that the Department of Homeland Security would approve work permits and deportation delays for nearly 470,000 Venezuelans already residing in the United States.
“Through intensive lobbying with the White House and collaboration just days ago with President Biden getting involved in decisions regarding asylum seekers and supporting us, that became a path forward. This is a very powerful opportunity for us to start helping some of these people,” Hochul said Monday.
“And that number continues to grow, and we’re there to be their partner. But for those who even wonder why this is happening, this is New York.” she said. “Remember, this is New York. We value diversity. We celebrate who we are. If we didn’t embrace immigrants from all over the world, we wouldn’t be the same. We wouldn’t be in the situation we are in now.”
In addition, the New York governor said that so far, the state has covered 40% to 45% of immigrants’ housing costs.
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