Abbott asks Biden’s administrator to reimburse Texas for the money spent on border security

Abbott asks Biden's administrator to reimburse Texas for the money spent on border security

READ THE GOVERNOR’S LETTER

Abbott is calling on Biden to declare a federal emergency and send in money – and more resources – – to secure the border.

Highlights

  • But, Texas shouldn’t have to withstand the financial burden of Biden’s border crisis without federal assistance.

  • Biden’s failure to enforce immigration laws has left Texas no other choice than to secure the border.

— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) October 7, 2021

Biden must declare a federal emergency.https://t.co/TaBchIWX8X

A breakdown provided by Abbott of how some of that money has been used includes:

• $31.7 million used by the Texas Department of Public Safety
• $5.9 used by the Texas Criminal Justice Department to staff jails 
• $1.4 million used by the Texas health department on immigration-related health concerns. That figure does not include Covid-related expenses.
• $6.8 million responding to the Haitian immigrants in Del Rio. That number is expected to increase.