NEW YORK (PIX11) — Congressman Dan Goldman said the problem with getting federal funding for asylum seekers is that only a certain amount of money has been allocated for FEMA for the whole country.

Rep. Goldman, Mayor Eric Adams, and other local lawmakers went to Washington, D.C. a few weeks ago to ask for more help financing the migrant crisis. Officials said the crisis could cost $12 billion.

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