Border Mayors Push Call for Cash

By Bill O'Neil

Show us the money--the message from several border area mayors as the United States House nears a vote on helping to pay for the continuing undocumented children crisis. 

They all say the crisis is costing their community some serious cash--and they need a helping hand from Uncle Sam. Meanwhile, another concerns centers around the human rights of those Central American children who have been taken in to custody after crossing in to Texas from Mexico.  

"We need to have a judicial process that although should be expedient, shouldn't be expedited to the point that we don't have justice" said Brownsville Mayor Tony Martinez.

It's a concern shared by Edinburg Mayor Ricardo Garcia. 

"For a 10-year old child that's going to be arguing his point before an immigration judge as to whether he might be entitled to asylum--this is what I think we need to look at, and spend some  money on" Garcia said, adding troops and fences haven't worked in the past, and he doesn't see them working now.  


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