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US border towns facing migrant crisis further threatened by potential government shutdown

EL PASO, Texas – Border towns across the U.S. continue to deal with an influx of migrants. Some towns calling it a “humanitarian crisis.” Now, a potential government shutdown could make it worse.

Like many border towns, the shelters in El Paso are at capacity and migrants are sleeping on the street.

Resources are stretched thin and the food bank in El Paso says it only has a 25-day food supply, and if they have to add government workers who are not getting paid, they will need help immediately.

A bill has been introduced that could ensure the military still gets paid during the shutdown. The Biden Administration also says it plans to send about 3,000 additional military personnel to El Paso to help with the migrant surge. All of which would be affected by this potential shutdown if the bill is not passed.

Joy Addison joined Fox News in 2022 as a multimedia reporter in Houston.

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