Press Release

Cuellar Announces Over $14 Million to Help Secure Local Communities

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Laredo will now receive a total of $11,213,649 and the Laredo Fire Department $2,974,658

Washington | Arturo C. Olivarez, DC Press Secretary (956-970-1441), May 5, 2023

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement as he continues to work with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as well as local and federal entities to restore order to the U.S.-Mexico border: 

“Today, the Emergency Food and Shelter Program National Board announced that Catholic Charities of Laredo will now be receiving a total of $11,213,649 and the Laredo Fire Department $2,974,658. These funds are paramount to secure our southern border and I will continue working at all levels of government to ensure that our communities and organizations are equipped to handle the current immigration crisis,” said Congressman Cuellar. “It is critical that we bring law and order to our southern border. I have been working in constant coordination with the DHS and our local entities to tackle the challenges that continue to arise in our border communities. With the current influx of migrants, local governments and organizations have been on the front lines providing support to our men and women on the ground. These efforts have not been in vain, and they are helping alleviate some of the pressure at our processing facilities. However, they do come at a great cost to our local entities. That is why I have been working ceaselessly to reimburse local entities for their work.”