Friday, October 21, 2022

El Paso Launches Online Dashboard to Track Ongoing Migrant Crisis; City of El Paso Extends Emergency Ordinance to Help with Migrant Crisis

El Paso launches online dashboard to track ongoing migrant crisis:
El Paso has launched a new online migrant dashboard as over 60,000 border crossers have passed through the overwhelmed Texas city in the last six months.
The city’s new Migrant Situational Awareness Dashboard provides weekly statistics on the number of migrant encounters reported by federal agencies as well as data on those released into the community and the number of migrants provided services at El Paso’s Migrant Welcome Center.
The new data center was introduced as El Paso has extended an emergency declaration as it struggles to handle its ongoing migrant crisis as people cross the border in record numbers.
According to the city, more than 62,000 people passed through El Paso from April 2022 to mid-September 2022. In September alone, over 13,000 have passed through El Paso — the highest number the city has experienced. --->READ MORE HERE
credit: KFOX14/CBS4
City of El Paso extends emergency ordinance to help with migrant crisis:
The El Paso city council unanimously extended the emergency ordinance Tuesday in order to help with the ongoing migrant crisis.
This ordinance allows the city of El Paso to continue responding to the ongoing migrant crisis by assisting non-governmental organizations, helping at food banks and welcome centers.
City officials said they are chartering nine to 14 buses a day.
El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser said the city will receive $2 million in federal money on Wednesday to help with the migrant situation.
Council members Isabel Salcido and Claudia Rodriguez said they want an emergency declaration instead of the ordinance.
El Paso Deputy City Manager Mario D'Agostino said if the declaration was approved there would be no guarantee that the city would get more funding.
“To declare an emergency wouldn’t change anything. It allows us the opportunity to ask for more resources, it doesn’t guarantee resources,” said D’Agostino. --->READ MORE HERE

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