August 24, 2023

NYSUT statement on Gov. Hochul's call for federal aid to support asylum seekers

Source:  NYSUT Media Relations
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NYSUT President Melinda Person has issued the following statement in support of Gov. Hochul's request for federal support in the wake of asylum-seekers entering to the state over the past several months:

"We echo Gov. Hochul's call for federal aid. The entire state will feel the impact of relocation efforts, especially as kids and educators return to classrooms in a few weeks.

"The federal government must send targeted funding so our newest students and their families can thrive."

Earlier this week, President Person penned an op-ed calling for the state and federal governments to do more to support schools and communities with an influx of families and students.

The Governor's request to the federal government can be found here.