(BrightPress.org) – New York Democrat Gov. Kathy Hochul announced 18,000 job openings for illegal migrants living in New York as the city becomes host to over 125,000 arrivals from the southern border.
The New York Department of Labor has found over 18,000 openings in the private sector among 379 companies that would be willing to hire migrants if they were legally allowed to work.
A large chunk (24%) of the open positions are in hospitality and food service industries. About a fifth of them are in healthcare and social services. Ten percent are in manufacturing positions, and 8% are secretarial or administrative positions.
Hochul said that they have 125,000 people dependent on the state for housing who aren’t eligible to work. She called the situation unsustainable, so she’s asking businesses to step up and be willing to employ migrants.
At a press conference on Monday, October 2nd, Hochul stated her intention to continue to badger Congress to pass legislation that grants illegals the ability to legally work in the U.S. She acknowledged that Venezuelans were recently granted temporary work authorization, but pointed out that migrants from Congo, Mauritania, and other countries are still ineligible. She also acknowledged everyone who wants to enter illegally is using the southern border, including people from Russia and Afghanistan.
The jobs are located across New York State as if they were coordinated with Mayor Eric Adams’ plan to disperse migrants into suburbs and other areas outside New York City. There are still nearly 10,000 openings in the city itself for migrants who are eligible to work. Locals in the Hudson Valley and on Long Island are fighting the relocation of migrants in their communities in court.
House GOP Chair Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) called Hochul’s announcement “incentivizing illegal immigration.” She further pointed out that many New Yorkers are demanding border security and an end to the endless benefits doled out to folks who came into the country illegally. She said that if Hochul was serious about ending the crisis, she would push for President Joe Biden to agree to sign the Secure the Border Act.
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