The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has sent an “assessment team” into New York City to evaluate its ability — and the ability of the state — to handle the surge of migrants who have arrived from the southern border in recent months, NY1 has learned.

The team of experts will identify ways the city, state and federal governments can better work together, and will then report back to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas with recommendations, according to a DHS official.

How long their assessment will take is unclear.

The team’s arrival comes just over a week after Mayorkas met on Capitol Hill with Mayor Eric Adams and Democratic members of the New York congressional delegation.

Several Democrats — both before and after that meeting — have been leaning on President Joe Biden and his administration to do more to help with the influx of migrants, including expediting work permits for them and granting them Temporary Protected Status, a program that allows migrants from countries considered unsafe to live and work in the U.S. without fear of deportation.

In a previous statement to NY1, the White House responded to such requests by calling on Congress to modernize the nation’s immigration system.

New York City is currently caring for 57,200 asylum seekers and has opened more than 190 emergency shelters, including 13 other “large-scale” humanitarian relief centers, according to officials. Earlier this month, images of migrants sleeping on the sidewalk while waiting to be processed at the Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan grabbed national headlines.

On Monday, the city announced plans for a new migrant relief center on Randall’s Island to house 2,000 single men.

The city so far has received roughly $140 million in federal funding to help with the migrants. Although only a portion of what Adams has requested overall, a DHS official notes that is more than any other non-border city.

Correction: The DHS official initially misstated the allocation for New York City.