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Invoice to supply $50M for humanitarian help to migrants launched by DC congresswoman

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Washington Congressman Eleanor Holmes Norton launched an emergency appropriations invoice to supply a further $50 million that would supply humanitarian help to immigrants, together with these relocated to the county from Texas and Arizona.

The cash will go to the Federal Emergency Administration Company’s Emergency Meals and Shelter Program (EFSP) and the cash can be utilized for meals and shelter, amongst different requirements.

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“The governors of Texas and Arizona are exploiting and harming the desperate and the vulnerable who flee dangerous situations in their home countries for political gain,” Norton mentioned. “I commend the labor organizations in Washington, D.C. and the National Capital Region for helping these immigrants, but more funding is needed to help these families.”

Learn Norton’s introductory assertion beneath:

“At this time, I’m rising to introduce a supplemental appropriations invoice for fiscal yr 2022 to supply $50 million for the FEMA Emergency Meals and Shelter Program (EFSP) for Humanitarian Help to Migrants. The funding will stay obtainable till it’s spent.

Since mid-April, the governors of Texas and Arizona have exploited and harmed almost 4,500 susceptible individuals fleeing determined and harmful conditions of their house nations for political acquire by relocating them to the District of Columbia and New York.

In fiscal yr 2022, Congress offered $150 million for EFSP’s humanitarian help program for immigrants. As of July 21, 2022, roughly $85 million of this funding remained obtainable. Nonetheless, shifting immigrants to the capital and New York has elevated requests for funding and the EFSP might exhaust its funding.

Supplemental funding will be sure that the EFSP can proceed to supply humanitarian help to migrants. I strongly urge my colleagues to help this legislation.”

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