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    City: Taxpayers not on hook for cost of mass releases of migrants by ICE

    City: Taxpayers not on hook for cost of mass releases of migrants by ICE

    by Claudia Tristán
    Thursday, December 27th 2018



    City: Taxpayers not on hook for cost of mass releases of migrants by ICE


    EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14) — On Sunday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement dropped about 200 immigrants at the downtown El Paso bus station.

    Sun Metro buses took the immigrants to shelters, police officers provided security and the fire department emergency medical technicians helped with medical checks, according to Laura Acosta, the spokesperson for the city of El Paso.

    But nonprofit organizations have been the ones to take the lead in providing shelter to the migrants.


    “We’ve been primarily working as a support system for the nonprofit organizations,” said Acosta. “The primary focus is the nonprofit organizations. They’ve been serving as housing and sheltering folks and feeding folks, because they’re able to tap into funds that the city isn’t able to do.”

    Claudia Tristán@ClaudiaKFOX_CBS
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    216 normal releases had taken place earlier on Sunday with @AHouseElPaso. “I was totally surprised that evening that I received that call. As it turned out they released 214.” Total of 430 for Sunday.
    Claudia Tristán@ClaudiaKFOX_CBS


    .@ElPasoOEM was contacted and brought @SunMetro buses with heat where the immigrants were placed while trying to set up new shelters.



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    Acosta says federal guidelines determine how much aid the city can provide.

    Annunciation House, a nonprofit, has taken charge, placing immigrants in its network of 20 shelters.

    The city’s Office of Emergency Management has continued offering help by providing cots.


    “We're in the process right now of activating another site. It’s going to be a temporary site that we’re going to have access to, where this morning we installed 135 cots, and it should be operational tomorrow,” said Ruben Garcia, director of the Annunciation House.


    Acosta says the city can’t offer to open a shelter because it has to follow specific federal guidelines that constitute an emergency.


    “I don’t know if we would be able to earn that money back from the federal government,” said Acosta.


    Regardless of the resources used, Acosta says it’s not costing local taxpayers much.


    “The cost to the city so far has been minimal, because our police officers are out there doing their job and securing the city,” said Acosta.


    “The City has and will continue to provide the necessary transportation, safety and security support as outlined by state and federal guidelines,” said City Manager Tommy Gonzalez. “We are grateful to the nonprofits who are set up to assists in times like these.”


    Pending travel arrangements, the immigrants are typically in El Paso no longer than 24-96 hours, according to the city.


    Nonprofit organizations, such as the Annunciation House provide food, clothes and assistance in making travel arrangements to the migrant’s final destination usually through bus or airfare purchased by sponsors and family members.


    Garcia said in a press conference that Mayor Dee Margo and his wife have been visiting the shelters repeatedly to help serve food. Garcia also wants to invite all local and state elected officials to volunteer at the shelters including El Paso City Council members.


    Margo released the following statement:
    City staff and volunteers have done an incredible job with managing the large number of migrants released in the last few days. The City has provided transportation on Sun Metro buses, fire support, and police have provided security escorting the buses to the hospitality centers. The Office of Emergency Management has been working in conjunction with ICE and the Annunciation House to assist with placing the migrants in temporary shelters. The migrants leave to their final destinations within 24 to 96 hours.

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    El Paso citizens will not bear cost of immigrants released by ICE

    By: Claudia Tristan
    Posted: Dec 27, 2018 08:41 PM CST
    Updated: Dec 27, 2018 08:41 PM CST


    EL PASO, Texas (CNN) - Tax payers in El Paso, Texas, will not be on the hook for the cost of caring for undocumented immigrants released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

    The agency has dropped hundreds of immigrants over the past few days, without an apparent plan for housing them.


    But a non-profit group has a place for them to stay.


    "The city has been involved since the beginning," said Laura Acosta, spokesperson for the City of El Paso.


    On Sunday, ICE dropped about 200 immigrants at the downtown bus station with nowhere to go.


    Sun Metro buses took the immigrants to shelters.


    Police officers provided security at the bus station.


    And fire department EMTs have helped with medical checks.


    "We've been primarily working as a support system for the non-profit organizations," said Acosta.


    She says federal guidelines determine how much aid the city can provide.


    "The primary focus is the non-profit organizations," Acosta said. "They've been serving as housing and sheltering folks, and feeding folks because they're able to tap into funds that the city isn't able to do."


    Annunciation House, a non-profit, has taken charge, placing immigrants in its network of 20 shelters.


    As hundreds more immigrants were released throughout the week, the city's Office of Emergency Management has continued offering help.


    For example, providing cots.


    "We're in the process right now of activating another site," said Ruben Garcia, director of Annunciation House. "It's going to be a temporary site. it's a gym that we're going to have access to, where this morning we installed 135 cots and it should be operational tomorrow."


    Acosta says the city can't offer to open a shelter because it has to follow specific federal guidelines that constitute an emergency.


    "I don't know if we would be able to earn that money back from the federal government," she says.


    Regardless of the resources used, Acosta says it's not costing the local taxpayer much.


    "The cost to the city so far has been minimal because our PD officers are out there doing their job and securing the city."


    Most of immigrants travel out of El Paso a couple of days after being released. They aren't housed for long in the hospitality sites.

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    Taxpayers are always "on the hook" with illegal immigration.
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    It may not cost "El Paso" taxpayers in the short term...but you can bet on it that it WILL costs the taxpayers in the cities they ship them out to.

    And they will load them up on buses and quickly get them OUT of El Paso to minimize the costs, healthcare, welfare, food stamps, school and crime just like Tijuana and every city on the Mexican border does.

    MOVE THEM OUT RAPIDO BACK HOME AND OFF OUR SOIL.

    WE ARE NOT ESTUPIDO!!!

    THIS WILL COST OUR CITIES MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN SCHOOL, HEALTHCARE, WELFARE, FOOD STAMPS, CRIME, RAPE, DRUGS, GANGS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, COURT, JAIL, LAWYERS AND LAW SUITS THAT THEY SEND THEM TO ACROSS AMERICA!
    TO BECOME AN AMERICAN YOU MUST CHANGE YOUR VALUES ...NOT YOUR LOCATION

    STAY HOME AND BUILD AMERICA ON YOUR SOIL

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