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Congressmen Cuellar, Hinojosa, and Vela at the port of entry in Pharr, Texas, along with fellow Democratic members of Congress Thursday morning.

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NEW YORK TIMES: As Cubans and Central Americans Enter U.S., Welcomes Vary

As Cubans and Central Americans Enter U.S., the Welcomes Vary They are crossing the border here by the hundreds each day, approved to enter the United States in a matter of hours. Part of a fast-rising influx of Cubans, they walk out to a Laredo street and are greeted by volunteers from Cubanos en Libertad, or Cubans in Freedom, a nonprofit. The volunteers help them arrange travel to their American destination — often Miami — and start applying for work permits and federal benefits like food sta...

LAREDO MORNING TIMES: Bill Clinton plans visit

Bill Clinton plans visit Former president set to speak publicly at TAMIU Bill Clinton is scheduled to visit Laredo this month to attend a private fundraiser and make a public speech at Texas A&M International University, said U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar. The visit will make up for Clinton’s originally planned Dec. 4 visit, which was postponed due to the death of close friend and former national security advisor Sandy Berger, officials said. Cuellar, D-Laredo, said a private fundraising event will oc...

LAREDO MORNING TIMES & TEXAS TRIBUNE: Wanted Criminals released

Wanted criminals released (Editor’s note: This is part two of a two-part series by the Texas Tribune on “criminal aliens” and how their crimes put them at the center of a red-hot political debate about illegal immigration, the revolving door at the southern border and controversial immigrant catch-and-release policies that pit deportation-fixated conservatives against liberal immigrant advocates.) Federal records show local law enforcement agencies around the country declined to honor more than ...

Congressman Cuellar Secures Additional Funding for Border Water, Conservation Projects

Today Congressman Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced that he had secured an additional $10 million federal funding for environmental programs along the U.S.-Mexico border. These grant programs, which received funding under the recently passed omnibus appropriations bill, will help improve the environment, drinking water and wastewater infrastructure, all of which are important to conservation efforts and communities along our border and across the nation. Strengthening the environment and improving wat...

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Congressman Cuellar Secures Additional Funding for Border Water, Conservation Projects

Today Congressman Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced that he had secured an additional $10 million federal funding for environmental programs along the U.S.-Mexico border. These grant programs, which received funding under the recently passed omnibus appropriations bill, will help improve the environment, drinking water and wastewater infrastructure, all of which are important to conservation efforts and communities along our border and across the nation. Strengthening the environment and improving wat...

Congressman Cuellar Announces 171 Percent Increase in Family Units, 102 Percent Increase in Unaccompanied Children Apprehended Along Southern Border

Today Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) reiterated his concern regarding the numbers of apprehensions of family units and unaccompanied minors along our nation’s southern border, both of which increased by more than 100 percent over identical time periods in Fiscal Year 2015 and Fiscal Year 2016 (see here). Last week, the Department of Homeland Security released January numbers noting a 36 percent decrease in apprehensions on our southwest border from December 2015 to January 2016. Below is Co...

Congressman Cuellar Secures Increased Funding to Combat Drug Trafficking

Today Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced a key step in the fight against drug trafficking by successfully including funding increases for the Department of Defense’s counter-drug programs in the recently enacted government funding bill. National Guard Counter-Drug Program “As a member of the House Appropriations Committee I am committed to advocating for smart spending, including efforts to stem the flow of illegal drugs and keep our communities in South Texas and the border area safe...

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La Prensa de San Antonio: La frontera y la seguridad nacional

Esta semana, después de toda la política entre los partidos en el Congreso, mis compañeros en la Cámara de Representantes se reunieron para votar y pasar un proyecto de ley de asignaciones para el Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS, por sus siglas en inglés), evitando el cierre parcial de esta agencia tan importante. Al pasar este proyecto para financiar el DHS, aseguramos que esta agencia siga trabajando para protegernos contra amenazas del terrorismo de todas partes del mundo. La realidad...

McAllen Monitor: COMMENTARY: DHS funding perk — Amendment to bill will improve border crossing experience

Posted: Sunday, March 8, 2015 5:00 am U.S. REP. HENRY CUELLAR | GUEST COLUMNIST Last week, after much politicking and debating within the Republican party, 75 of the 245 Republicans in the United States Congress joined the 182 united Democrats to keep the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from shutting down. The passage of this funding bill, which Democrats had been pushing for weeks, ensures the department that keeps our nation safe from the threats we face from around the world is fully fu...

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Associations Praise Congressman Cuellar's 'Yes' Vote for Broad-based Economic Recovery Legislation

U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar received numerous letters of support and gratitude for his vote last week in favor of broad-based economic recovery: Texas Farm Bureau Farm Bureau praises financial relief bill Friday, October 03, 2008 - WACO – As the U.S. House of Representatives, on the second try, passed a bill designed to rescue the nation’s troubled financial system, Texas’ largest farm organization praised members of the Texas Congressional delegation that voted yes on the plan. “This was ...

Congressman Cuellar Offers Condolences to Loved Ones of Carlos Marin and Flight Passengers

Congressman Henry Cuellar issues the following statement on the death of Carlos Marin, Commissioner of the International Boundary and Water Commission, and other officials: "I am deeply saddened by the sudden death of Carlos Marin, his Mexican Counterpart Arturo Herrera, Jake Brisbin, Jr., Executive Director of the Rio Grande Council of Governments, and pilot Matthew Peter Juneau. "Carlos was a friend to all who knew him and was a person who truly cared about the well-being of residents along th...

CONGRESSMAN HENRY CUELLAR REMEMBERS THE VICTIMS AND LOVED ONES OF SEPTEMBER 11 ATTACKS

Congressman Henry Cuellar issued the following statement today in acknowledgment of the anniversary of the September 11th attacks. "As we mark the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we remember the thousands of innocent men, women and children who lost their lives that day, and we extend our sympathies to their families, friends, and loved ones. "We also continue to honor the heroic service, actions, and sacrifices of those first responders, law enforcement personnel, volunteers, and other...

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LAREDO MORNING TIMES: Bill Clinton plans visit

Bill Clinton plans visit Former president set to speak publicly at TAMIU Bill Clinton is scheduled to visit Laredo this month to attend a private fundraiser and make a public speech at Texas A&M International University, said U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar. The visit will make up for Clinton’s originally planned Dec. 4 visit, which was postponed due to the death of close friend and former national security advisor Sandy Berger, officials said. Cuellar, D-Laredo, said a private fundraising event will oc...

LAREDO MORNING TIMES & TEXAS TRIBUNE: Wanted Criminals released

Wanted criminals released (Editor’s note: This is part two of a two-part series by the Texas Tribune on “criminal aliens” and how their crimes put them at the center of a red-hot political debate about illegal immigration, the revolving door at the southern border and controversial immigrant catch-and-release policies that pit deportation-fixated conservatives against liberal immigrant advocates.) Federal records show local law enforcement agencies around the country declined to honor more than ...

NEW YORK TIMES: As Cubans and Central Americans Enter U.S., Welcomes Vary

As Cubans and Central Americans Enter U.S., the Welcomes Vary They are crossing the border here by the hundreds each day, approved to enter the United States in a matter of hours. Part of a fast-rising influx of Cubans, they walk out to a Laredo street and are greeted by volunteers from Cubanos en Libertad, or Cubans in Freedom, a nonprofit. The volunteers help them arrange travel to their American destination — often Miami — and start applying for work permits and federal benefits like food sta...

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