Great News

In: The Lonestar Weekly   Posted 10/18/2019

While the migrant crisis continues to strain resources along our southern border, I've got some good news for Texas communities that have been caught in the middle.

Last week, FEMA’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) awarded more than $2.9 million to local communities in Texas in its first round of reimbursement for migrant care.

After hearing from many non-profits and community leaders throughout our state, I saw the burden this was placing on Texans – that’s why I fought to secure these funds.

No one is surprised that Texas communities have gone above and beyond to provide shelter, transportation, and food for migrants crossing the southern border in record numbers. They’ve put their own needs on hold to help others.

But since they’ve had to fill a role traditionally held by the federal government during this humanitarian crisis, I’m pleased border communities and the non-profits that serve them are receiving reimbursement for their expenses.

Texans deserve these funds after dealing this crisis. I look forward to the Trump Administration awarding a second round of funds with the rest of the $30 million Congress approved soon.