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Hochul still looking for places to take migrants

May 22, 2023 12:55 am

Ryan Whalen reports for New York State of Politics that there are now more than 71,000 migrants currently in New York with most in New York City. Gov. Kathy Hochul says she has been working with New York City Mayor Eric Adams and the federal government to find housing options. Hochul said, "We're working closely with them, literally hour by hour, trying to identify places where there are welcoming communities." Government officials in many upstate counties are now saying that they have enough migrants already and can't take anymore. Hochul countered, "There's not a cost to the locality. This is simply allowing people to be welcome whether it's in a hotel, if it is a campus, and the money follows them. The money will cover the costs of all the services they will need. I think a lot of people don't know that yet. They assume they'll be borne by the local community. That's not the case here." Read more about this story at New York State of Politics.

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