In a press conference on October 7, 2022, NYC Mayor Eric Adams said:
Extending that care has come at a great cost to our city… We expect to spend at least $1B by the end of the fiscal year on this crisis. All because we have a functional and compassionate system.
A copy of the video of the press conference can be found below:
It should be noted, however, that the number of migrants NYC is dealing with is only a small fraction of the amount of migrants states on the southern border are experiencing.