Gov. Kathy Hochul once again extended an executive order that declares a state of emergency in response to the arrival of migrants, her office said Monday.
According to the governor, the order will give the state more flexibility to procure the resources for local municipalities to support asylum seekers and provide humanitarian aid. It also continues to allow New York state to mobilize members of the National Guard, which currently provide logistical and operational support at shelter sites.
“While New York continues to respond to the asylum seeker crisis, I’m extending our State of Emergency to ensure communities have the resources needed to support our ongoing efforts,” Hochul said in a statement. “My administration remains committed to ensuring state and local officials have all of the support they need to address this unprecedented humanitarian crisis."
The executive order on migrants was issued by Hochul on May 11 and reissued in August. This extension runs through Nov. 21.