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  • Anzalduas Bridge Proposal Selected for CBP Donations Acceptance Program
    Posted in In The News on April 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Appropriations, Jobs and Economy

    For Immediate Release April 20, 2017 Contact: Xochitl Mora, Director, Office of Communications O: (956) 681-1202 / M: (956) 662-9269 / E: xmora@mcallen.net Anzalduas Bridge Proposal Selected for CBP Donations Acceptance Program Local leaders credit bipartisan efforts for program inclusion (McAllen, TX) Yesterday, the City of McAllen received notice from U.S. Customs and Border Protection that a proposal submitted by the Anzalduas Bridge Board had “been selected to engage in further planning and ... Read more

  • EL MANANA: Se llena Laredo de inmigrantes (Laredo sees influx of immigrants)
    Posted in In The News on March 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    LAREDO, TX.- El congresista federal Henry Cuellar advirtió que el Departamento de Seguridad Interna liberó en el área de Laredo a decenas de indocumentados centroamericanos que después deberán presentarse ante un juez de migración. “El gobierno federal comenzó a liberar inmigrantes, la mayoría de Centroamérica, para quedar libres de irse con familiares o con organismos que los patrocinan mientras se procesa una fecha para una audiencia de asilo”, indicó Cuellar. Resaltó que estos inmigrantes fue... Read more

  • LAREDO MORNING TIMES: TMC Wants to Leave Laredo
    Posted in In The News on January 10, 2017 | Preview rr

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  • NEWSMAX: Rep. Cuellar: Homeland Security Releasing Immigrants Into Texas
    Posted in In The News on January 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar released a statement saying that immigrants that had been detained while illegally entering the United States are being released in Laredo, Texas, according to a statement on his website. "The Department of Homeland Security is releasing immigrants, mostly from Central America, in the Laredo area where they are free to go with relatives or sponsor organizations while they are given a Notice to Appear for an asylum hearing before an immigration judge on a certain date. Th... Read more

  • TEXAS INSIDER: CUELLAR: Release of Undocumented Central American Immigrants in Laredo
    Posted in In The News on January 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, DC – (LAREDO, Texas)—Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) has issued the following statement regarding the release of Central American immigrants in Laredo by the Department of Homeland Security with a Notice to Appear before an immigration judge. “The Department of Homeland Security is releasing immigrants, mostly from Central America, in the Laredo area where they are free to go with relatives or sponsor organizations while they are given a Notice to Appear for... Read more

  • THE DAILY CALLER: Dem Rep: DHS Releasing Illegal Immigrants Into Laredo, Burdening Border Districts
    Posted in In The News on January 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    Amid an ongoing surge of illegal immigration from Central America, the Obama administration is releasing migrants — detained illegally entering the United States — into Laredo, according to Texas Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar. “The Department of Homeland Security is releasing immigrants, mostly from Central America, in the Laredo area where they are free to go with relatives or sponsor organizations while they are given a Notice to Appear for an asylum hearing before an immigration judge on a ce... Read more

  • KGNS: Release of Undocumented Immigrants Continues in Laredo
    Posted in In The News on January 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    LAREDO, Texas (KGNS) - Another group of undocumented immigrants were scheduled to be released in Laredo. Employees of the downtown bus station tell us there has been a steady stream of buses, up to five so far, carrying between 20 and 40 women. It's the latest in a series of several releases of undocumented immigrants who met certain eligibility requirements. We first heard reports of 400 undocumented immigrants that were heading to Laredo but the number is uncertain and no one in the city was g... Read more

  • BUZZFEED: Members Of Congress Share Their New Year’s Resolutions
    Posted in In The News on December 30, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON — 2016 was a pretty crazy year, so BuzzFeed News decided to look ahead to the coming new year and asked members of the US House of Representatives what their New Year’s Resolutions are. Here are some of their best answers. ID: 10158490 3. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, Democrat from Illinois and incoming US senator “Lose weight. I’ve gained so much weight on this campaign trail. Eat better and cook my own dinners and lose weight.” ID: 10158424 4. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, Republican from Californ... Read more

  • Se Aprueba Legislación de Cuéllar-Cornyn, Ley de Mejora del Comercio Fronterizo
    Posted in In The News on December 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Appropriations, Jobs and Economy

    La legislación del congresista demócrata por el distrito 28 de Texas, Henry Cuéllar, la Ley de Mejoramiento del Comercio Transfronterizo de 2016 (H.R. 875 Cross-Border Trade Enhancement Act of 2016), fue aprobado hoy por un voto de voz en la Cámara de Representantes de forma unánime. La legislación bipartidista y bicameral otorgará a la oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP) y a la Administración de Servicios Generales (GSA) la autoridad para establecer alianzas i... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Congratulates Senator Cornyn on Senate Passage of the Cross-Border Trade Enhancement Act
    Posted in In The News on November 30, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) today congratulated Senator John Cornyn on Senate passage of the Cross-Border Trade Enhancement Act, a bill that he and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced in February 2015. Yesterday, the bill passed the U.S. Senate by unanimous consent. The bipartisan, bicameral legislation will give U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the General Services Administration (GSA) the authority to enter into innovative partnerships with local governments and private sect... Read more