Hurd Supports Emergency Funding for Border Crisis
WASHINGTON, DC – Today U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) proudly supported an emergency supplemental funding package for federal agencies providing humanitarian assistance and keeping Americans safe at the Southern border.
"Texas needs this assistance. What is happening on our border is an unprecedented crisis that is getting worse every day, and communities in South and West Texas are being forced to shoulder the costs of dealing with it,” said Hurd, who represents more of the Southern border than any other member of Congress. “I look forward to the President signing this bill into law and will continue to fight to fix to our outdated asylum laws that incentivize illegal crossings and address the root causes of this mass migration.”
This bipartisan funding package includes many important initiatives such as:
- $30 million to reimburse states, local governments and NGOs for care of homeless migrants – a measure that Sen. Cornyn and Rep. Hurd have been fighting for;
- $2.88 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services’ Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) program;
- $1.1 billion for Customs and Border Protection (CBP) efforts, including establishing and operating migrant care;
- $209 million to assist Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials including detainee medical care and counter-human trafficking operations; and,
- $65 million for our immigration court system, including 30 new immigration judge teams.
The full list of funding priorities in the emergency supplemental package can be found, here.