The U.S. Department of Homeland Security responded to Gov. Kathy Hochul's repeated requests for more support to address the ongoing migrant influx in New York.

According to a letter dated Sunday to the governor from Homeland Security Director Alejandro Mayorkas, federal officials said they observed and met with New York City leadership on the issue and have come up with around two dozen recommendations to improve the handling of migrants.

That includes structural improvements like authority and information flow. Other suggestions have to do with operational issues like data collection and day-to-day issues, the letter said.

Mayorkas said his team will meet with leaders of the city and state soon to discuss implementation of these recommendations. 

Throughout all of it, both the state and city have been making constant calls on the federal government to help out.

There has been little public back and forth throughout the migrant situation that ramped up in May as leaders called for more federal sites to be opened for housing and also for the government to expedite work authorization.

A Hochul spokesperson said Monday that the "crisis will only abate once the federal government takes action on work authorization that allows migrants to be resettled permanent."

The statement also went on to thank the Department of Homeland Security for the "informative briefing.”

The letter from Mayorkas went onto say that the federal government is exploring options to help speed up the process of getting migrants employment authorization.