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  • Immigration Judge Coming to Laredo
    Posted in Press Release on March 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Appropriations

    Today Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) made the following statement upon word that the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) will be detailing an Immigration Judge to Laredo, Texas. “I have been working to get Immigration Judge Teams into border communities, like Laredo, for years and I applaud EOIR for sending a temporary judge to Laredo,” said Congressman Cuellar. “I will be working with EOIR and Immigration and Customs Enforcement to make that position in Laredo permanent and pote... Read more

  • Rep Cuellar: Pres.’s Budget Cuts Border Services to Fund Pointless Wall
    Posted in Press Release on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Appropriations

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) reacted to the President’s budget proposal, which takes $2.6 billion from needed programs to pay for a border wall: “The President’s proposed budget would be a disaster for Texas, and for the country,” he said. “He wants to take money from programs that Texans actually need, and use it to hire 20 new lawyers. Those lawyers’ entire jobs will be to take private property away from American landowners on the border, so the President can build his arbitrary ... Read more

  • El presupuesto del Presidente cortará los servicios fronterizos para financiar un muro sin sentido: Cuéllar
    Posted in Press Release on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Appropriations

    Hoy, el congresista demócrata por el distrito 28 de Texas Henry Cuéllar reaccionó al presupuesto presupuestario del Presidente Trump, lo cual toma $2.6 mil millones de los programas de servicio público para pagar un muro fronterizo: "El presupuesto que quiere el Presidente sería un desastre para Texas y para el país", dijo el congresista Cuéllar. "Él quiere tomar dinero de los programas que los texanos realmente necesitan, y utilizarlo para contratar a 20 nuevos abogados. El trabajo de esos abog... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Meets with Costa Rican President Solis
    Posted in Press Release on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    This afternoon, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX) met with President Luis Guillermo Solis of Costa Rica to discuss issues of migration, drug trafficking, and international cooperation. “I want to thank President Solis and the delegation for doing me the honor of visiting my office in Washington,” said Congressman Cuellar. “Costa Rica is an important U.S. partner, and I am always glad to meet with their President and representatives on issues of mutual interest.” President Solis and Congressman Cu... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Supports Hispanic STEM Students with Military Budget
    Posted in Press Release on March 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Appropriations

    This afternoon, the full U.S. House of Representatives passed a Defense Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2017 that, thanks to Rep. Henry Cuellar, included instructions for the military to seek STEM talent among Hispanic and other minority students. He successfully allocated more than $35 million for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI) Program. He also encouraged the military to improve the pipeline of minority Science, Technology, Engineering, ... Read more

  • New Defense Plan Includes Rep. Cuellar’s Contributions
    Posted in Press Release on March 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Appropriations

    This afternoon, the full U.S. House of Representatives passed a Defense Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2017 with several key portions from Rep. Henry Cuellar. He supported National Guard programs to fight drug trafficking, conduct surveillance on the southern border, and collaborate with foreign militaries. “National security issues touch my border district directly,” said Congressman Henry Cuellar. “That’s why I fought to fund National Guard programs that provide surveillance on the border... 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

  • Rep Cuellar (D-TX) on Trump's border security comments
    Posted in Press Release on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    In response to President Trump’s remarks at the joint session of Congress, Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) said, “I live on the border. I'm raising my family there. The President’s statements show he does not understand it. Despite rumors and exaggerations, our border communities are safe and thriving. Just ask business leaders. Merchants drive more than two million commercial trucks through Laredo’s ports each year, part of the billions of dollars in U.S.-Mexico trade that drive our economy. Or as... Read more

  • Rep Cuellar (D-TX) on Trump's immigration comments
    Posted in Press Release on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    In response to President Trump’s remarks at the joint session of Congress, Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) said, “We do need to enforce our laws, and criminals should be deported. However, undocumented immigrants are not a major threat to our nation. The number of undocumented people in the U.S. has fallen in the last decade, and they are no more likely to commit crimes here than people with legal status. We should not waste law enforcement time and tear apart peaceful communities, deporting milita... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar: Protect Military Families from Deportation
    Posted in Press Release on February 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Veterans, Border & Homeland Security

    "Our military families are examples of resilience and sacrifice for all of us to follow. Out of respect for their service, and to preserve military readiness, until recently we protected them regardless of immigration status through the Parole in Place program, by giving them a chance to apply for a green card while living in the United States. It's common decency and common sense: how could a soldier, sailor, airman, or Marine focus on their duty, when their spouse or child could be deported at... Read more