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NM delegation seeks federal reimbursement for immigrant care

NM delegation seeks federal reimbursement for immigrant care

The Associated Press
May 15, 2019 01:30 PM

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Local spending on humanitarian relief to asylum seekers in New Mexico would be reimbursed by the federal government under a proposal from the state's delegation to Washington, D.C.

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Democratic Sen. Martin Heinrich and New Mexico colleagues on Tuesday sent a letter to leaders of Senate and House appropriations committees including Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama requesting reimbursements to local and state governments, along with non-governmental groups.

The request links federal government policies to a humanitarian crisis along the border and notes that more than 4,000 asylum seekers have been released in Las Cruces since April 12 as they apply for asylum.

It seeks unspecified reimbursements through a multibillion-dollar disaster aid bill.
 

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