WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEXSTAR) — Help is on the way for bordertowns that are dealing with large numbers of migrants arriving in the U.S. fromMexico.
A Senate committee approved a $4.6 billion-dollar deal foremergency border funding.
The bill includes $30 million to pay back local communitiesand organizations that are using their own money to care for the migrantscrossing the U.S.-Mexico border.
On Thursday, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed the$4.6 billion dollar emergency funding bill — which includes $30 million dollarsto pay communities and private organizations that have cared for thousands ofmigrants at the border.
Texas Republican Congressman Will Hurd says while he welcomesthe help, it’s not enough. He believes the $30 million will only last throughthe end of 2019.
Hurd says it’s only a band aid on a larger problem.
“The long term fix is not treating everybody that comes intoour country as if they are an asylum seeker.”