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NYC Will Pay at Least $600 Million to Give Migrants Shelter and Schooling

  • City’s migrant tab will be at least $600 million, IBO says
  • New York shut down migrant tent after influx started to slow
New York said it would shut down a temporary shelter on Randall’s Island this week.

New York said it would shut down a temporary shelter on Randall’s Island this week.

Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg
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New York City will spend at least $600 million on a year’s worth of shelter and services for the around 24,000 Central and South American migrants who have flooded into the city, according to new estimates released by the city’s Independent Budget Office. 

Those figures reflect costs that can be as high as $93,000 annually for a four-person family staying in a shelter and with two kids attending public schools, the IBO said.