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Biden Admin Again Rejects Texas’ Request For Federal Reimbursement For Cost Of Responding To Border Crisis

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More than 1 million illegal immigrants have made their way into the U. S. since President Joe Biden took office Jan. 20. And that figure is on pace to surpass 2 million by the end of 2021.

Texas has borne the brunt of the effort and expense to take on the border crisis, so naturally, Gov. Greg Abbott (R) asked the federal government, which is tasked with border enforcement, to reimburse the Lone Star State for expenses incurred while doing the feds’ job.

But the Biden administration’s Federal Emergency Management Agency rejected Abbott’s request — and this week doubled down by rejecting the governor’s appeal of FEMA’s original denial.

Abbott first asked FEMA for help in a letter dated Sept. 20, the Washington Examiner reported. In the letter, the governor noted that counties along the borer had been in crisis since May 31. Based on the fact that “border security is a federal responsibility,” he asked the feds to recognize his declared disaster status and cover the cost the state incurred for the above-normal state and local border enforcement efforts.

FEMA denied his request, so Abbott appealed the decision.

FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell responded Sunday with a letter that … (Read more)

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