Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul (D), who will replace Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) next week after he resigns amid sexual harassment allegations, is urging President Joe Biden to resettle Afghans in New York.
In a statement, Hochul told the Biden administration that “it’s time for us to help” Afghans following the withdrawal of United States Armed Forces from Afghanistan. Hochul wrote in a statement:
When I served in Congress, I met with many Afghans when I traveled to their country. They were there for us, now it’s time for us to help them. [New York] is committed to doing our part to welcome refugees fleeing Afghanistan. The arms of the Statue of Liberty are open wide to you.