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Kathy Hochul’s Plan to Prioritize Illegal Immigrants for NY Jobs

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New York Governor Kathy Hochul is pushing a plan to prioritize hiring illegal aliens for state jobs by eliminating certain requirements like the civil service exam and high school diploma.

The aim is to expedite the process for illegal immigrants to secure state jobs once they have work permits.

“Hotel owners and restaurant owners coming to me: ‘Can you send some of the migrants up here? We need them.’ I hear this in every corner of the state,” Hochul said.

Mayor Eric Adams also supports this initiative, aiming to address labor shortages.

“I would love to get migrants and asylum seekers to help with the lifeguard shortage. We’ve been successful in getting almost 30,000 people to [file] applications, including work authorization, asylum, TPS — we want more,” Adams said.

State Senate Labor Committee chair Jessica Ramos advocates for putting illegals ahead of citizens in job opportunities, proposing higher taxes on the wealthy to fund these positions.

“I think that every single New Yorker that can and wants to work should be able to work, especially, I think, when we start looking at our state jobs and how many of them are readily available,” Ramos said.

“In a state where we see that income inequality is worse than ever — we had 120 billionaires in New York state prior to the pandemic, we’re up to 135 today — that only means that more money is being hoarded,” she said. “It is not being circulated in our communities,” Ramos said.

However, New York is experiencing an exodus of both the wealthy and the working class due to high taxes and unfriendly business policies.

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