NY coughs up extra $2M to resettle Afghan refugees

Gov. Kathy Hochul says the state will provide an additional $2 million to nonprofits assisting nearly 2,000 Afghan refugees resettled in New York after the Biden administration’s chaotic withdrawal this summer. 

The funding boost will be distributed in the next week to more than 12 nonprofits already assisting 1,790 evacuees living in the Empire State since September or those refugees on track to relocate here within the coming months, the governor said. 

“For generations, immigrants have come to New York and the U.S. seeking freedom and opportunity — their contributions defining and strengthening the fabric of our state and nation,” Hochul said in a statement Monday. 

“With

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