Migrant Crisis Costs NYC $600M

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New York City is spending at least $596 million a year to help support the thousands of asylum seekers that have been arriving in the city since the spring, the city’s Independent Budget Office (IBO) said on Sunday.

According to the IBO’s estimates, the city is providing shelter, education, health care, and legal aid to around 17,500 refugees that have arrived in the city.

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