Governor says NY will not give state work permits to migrants: ‘I’m constrained by the law’

Published by
New York Daily News

NEW YORK — Gov. Hochul, who had pursued the idea of issuing state-approved work papers to migrants, took the lofty plan off the table Monday, saying she would not have been able to protect New York employers from criminal exposure under federal laws. “I’m constrained by the law,” Hochul said at a news conference in Midtown Manhattan, two months after she indicated her pursuit of a state work permitting concept. “Pursuing it has led us to the conclusion that I cannot protect employers under this scenario.” Thousands of asylum seekers have been languishing for months in the city without federal …

Read More

Leave a Reply