BROWNSVILLE, TX – The City of Brownsville announced that in light of the end of Title 42, it is prepared and organized to handle the recent influx of migrants passing through the border and keep the community safe.
In recent days, the City has enacted enhanced and comprehensive measures to ensure that the influx of migrants is managed in an efficient and humane manner.
Most recently, this passed May 4, the Brownsville City Commission approved extending a “Local Disaster Declaration,” initially executed on April 27, in response to the influx of migrants south of Brownsville. As part of its strategic response.
Included within the disaster declaration is support from local, county, state and federal governments. The document indicates that city leaders sent letters to state representatives, Governor Greg Abbott, and federal government agencies to ask for support with truck traffic inspections that have led to impacts on the local economy, supply chain, and the need for additional emergency health services.
Last May 11, the Cameron County Office of Emergency Management reported that Judge Eddie Treviño Jr. signed a disaster declaration due to the imminent threat of the current “Border Security Disaster.” The above, in preparation for any city, within the County that may need support.
According to the Brownsville City Council, in response to the influx of migrants, the City has proactively launched a highly coordinated effort in collaboration with multiple organizations to ensure that the locality continues to function smoothly and that the needs of the community and migrants are met.
The City intensified its efforts, which included upgrading its health and public safety infrastructure, increasing staffing in key areas, and implementing detailed contingency plans.