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FEMA reimburses San Diego $2 million for costs incurred during migrant crisis

12/20/19

See the full article by City News Services with video on Fox 5 San Diego.

"Supervisors Nathan Fletcher and Greg Cox announced Friday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency reimbursed the county more than $2 million for providing medical attention to immigrants and asylum seekers who temporarily stayed at a shelter near downtown San Diego earlier this year.

"FEMA sent a check for $2,022,686.12 to San Diego County to cover costs that its Health and Human Services Agency incurred in the first half of the year. According to Fletcher and Cox, the funds were primarily meant for county staff and contracted organizations that dealt with a flu outbreak at the shelter in addition to offering resources to thousands of migrants...

"'The county of San Diego, together with our partners from local nonprofits and (the) state, stepped up to address the border crisis,' Fletcher said. 'Having care and compassion for human life is our number one priority as government, and this reimbursement shows, if you do the right thing, you will be rewarded.'"