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State Unveils New Plan to Address Migrant Crisis


New efforts to address the asylum seeker and migrant crisis in New York State have been revealed by the state.

White House officials late Wednesday announced that certain individuals from Venezuela, who have continuously resided in the U-S on or before July 21, will be eligible to apply for Temporary Protected Status. Hochul says move will help asylum seekers and migrants exit the shelter system.

The Governor has directed the New York State Department of Labor to connect employers with newly-eligible asylum seekers and migrants who on the path to receiving work authorizations. More than 70 state personnel, representing 16 separate State agencies, have been surged to assist in this work authorization effort.

“Work authorization is the way out of the migrant crisis,” Governor Hochul said. “Individuals who achieve legal work status will be able to exit the shelter system, find work opportunities and get their shot at the American Dream. This announcement from the White House is a critical step, putting these individuals on the path to legal status that comes with work authorization. President Biden has once again delivered for New Yorkers, and we’re grateful to Majority Leader Schumer, Leader Jeffries, Senator Gillibrand, Mayor Adams, Democratic members of the New York Congressional Delegation, and business and labor leaders who supported this effort.”

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