Texas border landowners ask for federal funding for damage incurred during migrant crisis

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  • Source: KXAN
  • 11/26/2021
DEL RIO, Texas (Nexstar) — This week, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) met with local leaders in Del Rio to discuss how the current crisis at Texas’ southern border is affecting the community.

While local law enforcement and city officials asked for more funding, border communities have already secured $30 million from the federal government to reimburse local communities and non-governmental organizations who had spent significant resources on migrant care.

Landowners, however, said they have been overlooked. The South Texans’ Property Rights Association said landowners have experienced property damage and worker shortages due to the migrant crisis.