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El Financiero: PRIDE: Trato justo para los visitantes que llegan por Texas

LA Times: Immigrant border surge dips; crossings forecast to rise in summer

Immigrant border surge dips; crossings forecast to rise in summer By MOLLY HENNESSY-FISKE Despite a decrease in illegal border crossings, summer months are expected to bring an uptick in numbers The number of Central American children and families illegally crossing the southern border, particularly in Texas' Rio Grande Valley, is likely to be smaller this year than last, but large enough to overwhelm shelters and courts, new Border Patrol statistics and projections show. There were 12,509 unacc...

McAllen Monitor: CBP appoints officers to handle border crosser complaints

CBP appoints officers to handle border crosser complaints Posted: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 6:43 pm EMILY SIDES | STAFF WRITER HIDALGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection has appointed 11 “professionalism service managers” to take complaints — or compliments — from travelers passing through eight South Texas ports of entry, mandated under the latest law that provides its funding. CBP’s Laredo Field Office announced Tuesday the PRIDE — professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence ...

KGBT: Providing feedback encouraged at border crossings

Providing feedback encouraged at border crossings by Ashly Custer Posted: 03.10.2015 at 8:40 PM U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Field Operation Officials from Hidalgo, Rio Grande City and Roma Ports of Entry declared their commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence through a new PRIDE initiative. “We want to build a culture and character that is reflective of the individuals that work for this agency and for the agency itself to be proud,” said Port Direct...

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House Passes Rep. Cuellar’s Initiative to Ensure Professionalism, Respect at Border

The U.S. House of Representatives this week passed a Homeland Security funding bill, which included specific language added by Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28). Cuellar’s additions include a call for a review of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer training to ensure professionalism, in addition to other provisions. “The inclusion of this language is extremely important to Texans along the border, and it is a huge benefit to the region that it was included in this important funding bill...

Rep. Cuellar Announces Expansion of VA Health Care Services

Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) announced the expansion of new health care services at the Laredo VA Outpatient Clinic on Tuesday. The new services feature the option for in-patient hospital stays for the first time in history, thanks to a partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Laredo Medical Center and community physicians through TriWest. The Laredo VA Outpatient Clinic has additional plans to expand inpatient services to other medical facilities in the Laredo area in the...

Rep. Cuellar, CBP Announce PRIDE Initiative

Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced a new initiative today aimed at re-invigorating professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence (PRIDE) throughout the CBP workforce at South Texas ports of entry. The new PRIDE initiative with CBP is one of several efforts Congressman Cuellar has introduced in order to improve customer service within the federal government. Professionalism Service Managers, who will receive and address both positi...

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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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LA Times: Immigrant border surge dips; crossings forecast to rise in summer

Immigrant border surge dips; crossings forecast to rise in summer By MOLLY HENNESSY-FISKE Despite a decrease in illegal border crossings, summer months are expected to bring an uptick in numbers The number of Central American children and families illegally crossing the southern border, particularly in Texas' Rio Grande Valley, is likely to be smaller this year than last, but large enough to overwhelm shelters and courts, new Border Patrol statistics and projections show. There were 12,509 unacc...

KGBT: Providing feedback encouraged at border crossings

Providing feedback encouraged at border crossings by Ashly Custer Posted: 03.10.2015 at 8:40 PM U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Field Operation Officials from Hidalgo, Rio Grande City and Roma Ports of Entry declared their commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence through a new PRIDE initiative. “We want to build a culture and character that is reflective of the individuals that work for this agency and for the agency itself to be proud,” said Port Direct...

McAllen Monitor: CBP appoints officers to handle border crosser complaints

CBP appoints officers to handle border crosser complaints Posted: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 6:43 pm EMILY SIDES | STAFF WRITER HIDALGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection has appointed 11 “professionalism service managers” to take complaints — or compliments — from travelers passing through eight South Texas ports of entry, mandated under the latest law that provides its funding. CBP’s Laredo Field Office announced Tuesday the PRIDE — professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence ...

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