Schumer, Jeffries secure nearly $105M to help cover cost of NYC’s migrant crisis


New York City is set to receive nearly $105 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help defray the $1.2 billion it’s already spent on sheltering and providing for tens of thousands of migrants, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries announced Wednesday.

The latest round of $104.6 million in federal dollars, which comes from the new FEMA Shelter Services Program, is far larger than the $30.5 million the city was given in the first wave of funding to cover migrants last month, an amount that drew the ire of Mayor Eric Adams’ administration. The allocation comes from an $800 million pot, which was approved by Congress last year in an omnibus bill, to help localities struggling to take care of an influx of migrants.