Hochul adds $2 million to help Afghan refugees resettle in New York State


Governor Kathy Hochul is dedicating $2 million additional state funds to help Afghan refugees resettle in New York State, she announced Tuesday, Dec. 7

Some 7,500 people from the war-torn Middle Eastern nation have already arrived in the Empire State and 1,790 will find a new home here in the coming months, largely in upstate cities with less than 200 coming to the New York City area, according to the governor.

“New York’s story has always been one of immigrants and these brave Afghan refugees are here to help us write the next chapter in that great story,” said Hochul during a virtual broadcast. “Our message to the world is: send us your people, send us those who need the the cloak of comfort that we can demonstrate as New Yorkers with big hearts and open arms and we’ll provide a safe haven.”

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