Texas Given Millions to Defray Immigrant Costs

11-22-05 - Texas has received a $26.45 million federal grant to defray costs for incarcerating illegal immigrants, U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, said Monday.

The grant from the U.S. Department of Justice will help 96 of the state's 254 counties.

"While I am pleased this funding is being awarded to local communities throughout Texas, we must find a way to ease this burden permanently," Hutchison said. "Our borders must be secured. It is a national security and safety issue for our country."

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List of counties receiving funding: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bja/grant/scaap.html


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