(TruthAndLiberty.com) – On Monday, Kathy Hochul (D), the New York governor, announced that another 150 National Guard troops will be deployed to assist the 1,900 National Guard personnel who are already tasked with helping asylum-seekers who arrive in New York City.
The National Guard troops are servicing the two relief centers and 51 hotels being used for sheltering incoming migrants and asylum-seekers. In her statement, Hochul pointed out the importance of helping migrants and asylum seekers gain work authorization. This is a process that the National Guard personnel are tasked with helping with.
With the newest deployment, the total number of troops assisting will reach 2,050, which would mean that 250 members would handle case management. The state has also invested $50 million in case management so as to assist migrants with making correct paperwork filings so that they can earn legal work status faster.
Ray Shields, the National Guard Adjutant in New York, also spoke up about the importance of the State Defense Forces and the National Guard in helping ensure that asylum services get the services they require in order to secure employment, get access to services, and become self-sufficient.
In May, Hochul had put out an emergency order to assist with the increase of migrants in the city following the expiration of Title 42.
Eric Adams, the New York City Mayor also asked for federal assistance in August in order for the city to handle the influx of migrants arriving in the city through the busing operations of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R).
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