New York Governor Kathy Hochul is urging President Joe Biden to direct the federal government and help provide the sanctuary state with housing, support, and work authorization for illegal immigrants.

In an Aug. 24 letter (pdf) to President Biden, Ms. Hochul, a Democrat, laid out a number of specific requests, including expedited work authorizations for illegal immigrants to allow them to “resettle in communities more quickly,” financial assistance for New York City and New York State, and the use of federal land and facilities for temporary shelter sites.

She also requested Title 32 designation to grant funding for the roughly 2,000 New York National Guard members who have been providing logistical and operational support to shelter the illegal immigrants across the state.

The letter comes as New York is struggling with an unprecedented influx of illegal immigrants—roughly 100,000 have arrived in New York City over the past year.

Ms. Hochul’s administration had already allocated $1.5 billion in state aid to address the influx of illegal immigrants and earlier this week announced a $20 million investment to help expedite the casework filing process for more than 30,000 asylum seekers.

However, in her letter to the president, Ms. Hochul said that the increase in illegal immigrants has stretched the city’s and state’s resources, “created tremendous operational and management challenges,” and “imposed overwhelming demands on the City’s homeless shelters.”