(GoRealNewsNow.com) – BREAKING NOW: In a move that several commentators said indicates she is panicking, New York’s Governor Kathy Hochul declared on Monday that she’s deploying more National Guard troops to aid with the challenges brought about by illegal aliens inundating New York City and a significant portion of its surrounding region.
To assist in handling the vast influx of migrants into the state every week, she will mobilize an extra 150 National Guardsmen. This will raise the overall number of guardsmen dedicated to this issue in New York to 2,200.
Of these, 250 National Guard members are designated exclusively for case management. A substantial part of their tasks will be dedicated to guiding qualified Venezuelans in their applications for Temporary Protected Status and obtaining work permits.
In the previous week, the Biden administration made a declaration. They stated they’d be offering temporary legal status to almost 500,000 undocumented immigrants from Venezuela. This decision was made due to the political turmoil in Venezuela. At a media briefing, Hochul stated, “Now that we have the opportunity granted by President Biden to help the Venezuelans who came before July 31st be able to apply for temporary protective status and what follows that literally with the same application, is the work authorization, that coveted work authorization.”
Further elaborating on the role of the National Guard, Hochul added, “The National Guard has already been working to survey them,” when referring to migrants wanting employment in the state. “We have different categories. Some people are eligible to work right now if they already came in through the Customs and Border Protection app… There are the asylum seekers who need to apply for asylum and wait 180 days. And now we have this new category that allow the expedited work permits for Venezuelans who arrived here earlier.”
In the past week, Hochul gave instructions to the New York State Department of Labor. She wanted them to facilitate connections between employers and asylum seekers, as well as migrants aiming to get work permits. This particular initiative involved over 70 state workers from 16 different state departments, according to a press release.
Hochul expressed her perspective on the solution to the ongoing situation. “Work authorization is the way out of the migrant crisis,” she 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.”
Since springtime, NYC has seen an influx of more than 116,000 migrants. This spike occurred when border states started transporting migrants to “sanctuary cities” in blue states. These cities have pledged to offer shelter and social welfare to everyone, irrespective of their immigration status. At a recent community meeting in Manhattan, Adams revealed, “This issue will destroy New York City,” highlighting that New York City receives 10,000 migrants monthly.