The city’s Independent Budget Office estimated the one-year service costs for migrants will run close to $600 million.
Before being bumped out of the news cycle by the midterms, New York’s migrant crisis dominated local headlines.
Over a few short months, thousands had arrived from the border with no real ties to the area, no friends or family to put them up. So New York placed them in the homeless shelter system, putting real strain on the system — and costing the city.
Stephen Eide is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and contributing editor of City Journal.
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