WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEXSTAR) — Help is on the way for border towns that are dealing with large numbers of migrants arriving in the U.S. from Mexico.
A Senate committee approved a $4.6 billion-dollar deal for emergency border funding.
The bill includes $30 million to pay back local communities and organizations that are using their own money to care for the migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.
On Thursday, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed the $4.6 billion dollar emergency funding bill — which includes $30 million dollars to pay communities and private organizations that have cared for thousands of migrants at the border.
Texas Republican Congressman Will Hurd says while he welcomes the help, it’s not enough. He believes the $30 million will only last through the 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 into our country as if they are an asylum seeker.”