NY Governor Issues Emergency Order Over Migrant Crisis

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul speaks to reporters in the Red Room about legislation passed during a special legislative session, Friday, July 1, 2022, at the state Capitol in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) of New York issued an emergency order on Tuesday to assist New York City in handling an anticipated surge of asylum-seekers following the expiration of the Title 42 immigration policy on Thursday.

In a statement, Hochul stated, “For more than a year, we have been working closely with Mayor [Eric] Adams to provide support and advocate for federal resources to address the large numbers of asylum seekers arriving in New York City.”

Hochul added, “With Title 42 set to expire, the circumstances on the ground are expected to change significantly, and this Executive Order will be an important part of our coordinated response. I have spoken to Mayor Adams and County Executives throughout New York as we work to address this situation.”