Hochul announces $20 million toward helping asylum seekers in New York City

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New funding from the governor’s office will go toward supporting asylum seekers in New York City.

The governor has announced an additional $20 million toward supporting more than 30,000 people the governor calls asylum seekers.

The money will go toward helping those migrants leave New York City shelters and be able to live on their own.

The governor announced the city shelters will start using a triage system to expedite the process.
Green will indicate the person is ready to go, yellow will indicate there are still some barriers and red will indicate there is still extensive work to be done.

The system will speed up the exit process, Hochul’s office said.

The state has already deployed more than 1,800 members of the national guard to help provide support at the city shelters, Hochul’s office said.