NYC Mayor Eric Adams, in a navy blue suit, stands next to a chart projecting asylum seeker costs.
Mayor Eric Adams, members of the Adams administration, and elected officials urging the Biden administration to immediately enhance paths to work authorization for asylum seekers currently in the U.S. (Ed Reed / Mayoral Photography Office)

Eric Adams Says Asylum Seekers Are Going to Cost $4.3 Billion. Where Does That Number Come From?

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