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Texas Border Town Fire Department Hemorrhaging $21,000 A Day Dealing With Migrant-Related Calls

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The Eagle Pass Fire Department in Texas is facing a significant increase in emergency calls related to migrant incidents, costing the city an extra $21,000 per day.

With around 30 of their 45 daily calls being migrant-related since mid-September, the department is overwhelmed, transporting patients for various issues and experiencing delays at local hospitals.

The city has not received federal reimbursement for these expenses, leading to financial strain on local businesses. (Trending: Donald Trump Breaks His Silence After Major Court Win)

The fire chief emphasizes the need for the federal government to address the situation and halt the influx of migrants.

“There’s not a day where we don’t go to the river’s edge to transport patients, and the city swallows the cost,” Fire Chief Manuel Mello said.

“We have all kinds of calls from minor cuts and bruises to hypothermia to heart attacks to broken bones to even childbirth,” he said.

“So we’re transporting all kinds of patients, and they’re all migrants.”

“Sometimes the hospital gets overwhelmed, and we’re waiting 20 to 30 minutes with a patient inside the ambulance for a bed because we only have one hospital,” Mello added.

“There’s no funding for this period,” Mello said.

“So the city loses money right there.”

“We usually have a lot of travelers coming in from Mexico to do their Christmas shopping,” the fire chief said.

“With all of this going on … we’re not getting the shoppers that we used to.”

“The federal government has to put its foot down and say ‘no more migrants coming in,’” Mello pressed.

“The government needs to step it up and stop this madness.”

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