HomeRegional Statewide150 National Guard Members Heading to NYC for Asylum Seeker Crisis150 National Guard Members Heading to NYC for Asylum Seeker CrisisMon, September 25, 2023 by Ed Vivenzio SHARE NOW September 25, 2023 — New York City, NY — Governor Kathy Hochul announces deployment of 150 additional National Guard personnel to support response to asylum seeker crisis at the 369th Regiment Armory in Harlem (Susan Watts/Office of Governor Kathy Hochul) Additional National Guard personnel are being deployed to help with the state’s asylum seeker crisis. Governor Hochul made the announcement on Monday “New York National Guard will deploy an additional 150 members to support the asylum seeker mission. That brings our total to 2200 National Guard members supporting the overall mission. and what this will allow us to do – 250 National Guard members will focus solely on case management.” Those 150 new guard members are heading to New York City to help provide logistical and operational support to asylum seekers there. The governor’s full remarks can be viewed below: Get the top stories on your radio 24/7 on Finger Lakes News Radio 96.3 and 1590, WAUB and 106.3 and 1240, WGVA, and on Finger Lakes Country, 96.1/96.9/101.9/1570 WFLR.