HomeRegional StatewideHochul Extends Asylum Seekers Executive OrderHochul Extends Asylum Seekers Executive OrderTue, October 24, 2023 by Lucas Day SHARE NOW Photo: Mike Groll/Office of Governor Kathy Hochul An Executive Order that provides New York State with greater flexibility to procure the resources necessary for municipalities to support asylum seekers and provide them with humanitarian aid was extended Monday by Governor Kathy Hochul. Executive Order 28.6 continues to allow the State and localities to quickly respond to the arrival of asylum seekers. It continues to allow New York State to mobilize members of the National Guard, who currently provide logistical and operational support at shelter sites. It will also allow the State and localities to quickly purchase necessary supplies and resources, including food and equipment. Hochul says the Executive Order is necessary for New York State’s continued response to the unprecedented humanitarian crisis and provides New York with the ability for a more robust response. “While New York continues to respond to the asylum seeker crisis, I’m extending our State of Emergency to ensure communities have the resources needed to support our ongoing efforts,” Governor Hochul said. “My administration remains committed to ensuring state and local officials have all of the support they need to address this unprecedented humanitarian crisis.” 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.