Border Mayors: $30 Million From Congress Isn't Enough for Migrant Crisis

Governing: Mayors representing cities located on or near the U.S.-Mexico border expect to blow through $30 million Congress allocated in a recent supplemental funding bill for humanitarian costs associated with record-high numbers of migrant families arriving at the border.

“We were all actively involved in lobbying our congressional delegates to see the supplemental funding take place. However, $30 million is really going to be reimbursing communities like mine, pennies on the dollar for the supplies and the manpower and resources that we’ve been asked to donate to this crisis in our country,” said John Giles, mayor of Mesa, Arizona, during a press conference Thursday afternoon.

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