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Governor Hochul Allocates $4 Million to High-Skilled Immigrants to Help Achieve the American Dream

2023-02-23

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New York Governor Kathy Hochul wants to help migrants reach the American Dream. To do that, she has allocated $4.38 million in state grants that will help with job placement for highly skilled workers.

Governor Hochul said:

"For generations, the hard work and determination of immigrants who have come to New York to build a better life for themselves and their families has shaped our state into what it is today.
By expanding the Professional Pathways for High-Skilled Immigrants program, we're strengthening our support for new Americans in our state and connecting immigrants with the tools they need to enter the workforce and pursue the New York Dream."

The Professional Pathways for High-Skilled immigrant program was announced two years ago.

In recognition of Immigrant Heritage Month, the New York State Office for New Americans (ONA) today announced $1.1 million for the new Professional Pathways for High-Skilled Immigrants program to help new Americans find jobs matched with their expertise.

The program works with people who have a background in architecture, engineering, information technology, education, social work, economics, business management, and journalism.

New York State Secretary of State Rossana Rosado said:

“Many immigrants worked as essential workers throughout the COVID-19 crisis, providing key services for New Yorkers, and I can think of no better way to honor immigrants than by offering them the opportunity to match their expertise with job placement and increase their digital literacy skills. The new Professional Pathway program for High-Skilled Immigrants will help New York State build back better and is the latest example of New York’s ongoing commitment to immigrant empowerment and workforce development.”

Governor Hochul has been working to find ways to help migrants through programs and resources. She is trying to work with Mayor Eric Adams who is seeing the impact of migrants on New York City.

Mayor Adams recently opened up the Sixth Humanitarian Support Center.

As migrants get settled, high-skilled workers should benefit from this program.

Mayor Adams has not always seen eye to eye with the governor.

Do you think this was a good move by Governor Hochul?

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