Dem governors pressure Biden on migrant funding

They’re urging Congress to approve a $106 billion supplemental request Biden proposed last year.
Migrants who crossed into the U.S. from Mexico are met with concertina wire along the Rio Grande, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023, in Eagle Pass, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Nine Democratic governors are urging Congress and the Biden administration to pass a border security deal in the midst of a surge of migrants putting unprecedented budget pressure on state and city governments.

In a letter released late Monday, the governors urged Congress to approve a $106 billion supplemental funding request President Biden proposed last year. That measure would direct $4.4 billion for a federal migration strategy aimed at stemming the tide of migrants flowing over the southern border, and $1.4 billion for state and local governments to handle the influx of migrants in need of services and shelter.

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