California: Governor Newsom Commends Biden’s Border Funding, Slams Congressional Republicans
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SACRAMENTO ~ Sacramento - In response to the Biden-Harris Administration's announcement of grant funding to address humanitarian and security efforts at the southern border, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a statement emphasizing the importance of supporting these efforts.

Governor Newsom stated that President Biden is committed to funding border security and humanitarian efforts, while Republicans in Congress are using the situation for political gain. He urged Congress to act on a bipartisan border security deal that would provide additional resources for addressing challenges at the border and cracking down on fentanyl trafficking.

The state and local communities are working together to support safety at the border through humanitarian efforts. However, Congressional Republicans have been attempting to sabotage this process by cutting essential federal funds that support federal operations. This has resulted in a 19% reduction in funding, despite the need for more resources in border communities.

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Furthermore, Governor Newsom highlighted how Congressional Republicans are hindering progress on important issues such as advancing border security, modernizing the immigration system, and providing a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers and other long-term undocumented individuals who have contributed to the economy for decades.

Since 2019, Governor Newsom and the Legislature have provided over $1.3 billion for humanitarian assistance and related services to support local communities. The California Department of Social Services has awarded grant funding to nonprofits providing temporary sheltering and support services to federally processed migrants in Southern California's border communities. This has resulted in over 500,000 individuals being sheltered since 2021, primarily through state funding.

The Newsom Administration is working closely with the Biden-Harris Administration, California Congressional leaders, and state and local officials to advocate for federal funding for communities as they support a safe and orderly process at the border. This partnership aims to further enhance border security.

In conclusion, Governor Newsom emphasized that it is crucial for all levels of government to work together in addressing the challenges at the southern border. He expressed his appreciation for local community partners who have been instrumental in providing support and shelter to migrants in need.

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