Hochul proposes New York double spending on immigrant crisis but balks at key Democratic demand

Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-NY) proposed the state spend roughly $2 billion on the immigrant crisis plaguing its biggest city on Tuesday as part of her annual budget.

The proposed amount would help shelter immigrants, provide funding for employment-related services, funding for medical and legal bills, and staffing for the National Guard, which is helping assist with the crisis. 

The state would also take over the funding of nearly 5,000 beds, including 3,000 that already exist in shelters and 2,000 more that will be housed at the Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn.

“We will invest record resources in our schools and provide aid to New York City as it continues to shelter tens of thousands of migrants who have arrived in our country over the last two years,” Hochul said in the
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