The Biden administration on Wednesday announced an expansion of humanitarian relief for Venezuelans already on US soil.
The Department of Homeland Security said: “As a result, approximately hundreds of thousands of Venezuelan citizens across the country will be immediately eligible to apply for work authorization.
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New York Governor Kathy Hochul welcomed the announcement, saying: “I am grateful that the federal government has acted so swiftly to provide for one of our top priorities: Venezuelan asylum seekers and those already in this country. Providing temporary protected status to immigrants who have arrived.”
Hoeschel’s statement said: “There is still more work to do to respond to this crisis, but New York State is ready to immediately begin the process of signing people up for work authorization and getting them into jobs so they can Can become self-reliant.”
The decision comes after nearly four million people have entered the US since Biden’s inauguration, about half of whom entered the country illegally and were never caught.
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NTAs are issued to people who arrive on US soil, turn themselves in to Border Patrol and claim asylum.
Over 1.23 million NTAs were issued in FY 2023 alone.
However, Customs and Border Protection also estimates that more than 1.5 million so-called “get-aways” crossed the border without being detected or caught.
Citing Biden’s hand in the migrant crisis, Giuliani argued: “He is failing the American people.
“New York is his strongest bastion of support, probably Los Angeles. He came here the other day, and I saw him driving on the streets.
“He walked right by my radio station. Not a single person appreciated him.”