Texas governor-elect seeks federal funds to cover immigration costs

Texas Gov-elect Greg Abbott speaks to the media after a meeting with President Obama and other Governor-elects at the White House in WashingtonBy Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Texas has asked the White House for hundreds of millions of dollars illegal immigration has cost the state, Governor-elect Greg Abbott said on Monday, blaming President Barack Obama for not doing enough to secure the border. Abbott, a Republican who takes office next month, met Obama last week shortly after he filed a lawsuit on behalf of states suing the administration over its executive order that eased the threat of deportation for millions of immigrants. …

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