Brooks Co. Judge Speaks on Funding for Recovery of Immigrant Remains
NEAR FALFURRIAS – The Brooks County judge says about $14,000 of county funds goes to the recovery of immigrant bodies or remains.
This includes the recovery, identification and autopsies performed on immigrant bodies found.
Judge Eric Ramos believes federal reimbursement will help the community with much-needed medical expenses.
Deputies have recovered the bodies or remains of 19 immigrants since October.
Ramos says they’ve already used 76% of the money set aside for immigrant deaths.
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