Texas Border Business
Washington, D.C. — Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), the Vice Chair of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Appropriations, released the following statement after the House passed the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill to provide humanitarian assistance for children and families at the border.
$4.6 Billion to Help Children at the Southern Border
“Asa border representative, my top priority is to provide the necessary funding and resources to help the children, families, and communities that are suffering at the southern border. Inaction is simply not an option. This bipartisan emergency supplemental includes more than $1 billion to shelter and feed migrants detained by the Border Patrol and almost $3 billion to care for unaccompanied migrant children who are turned over to the Department of Health and Human Services. This bill also includes language that reaffirms standards of care for migrants in DHS and HHS custody. I have long advocated for enhanced oversight and have secured language through appropriations that improves detention facility conditions, standards, inspections, and healthcare services. It is our duty to help these migrants—this should not be a partisan issue.”
$30 Million for Humanitarian Reimbursements to Local Communities
$45 Million for Immigration Judges and Staff