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LAREDO MORNGING TIMES:Rep. Henry Cuellar speaks out on importance of participating in 2020 Census

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Rep. Henry Cuellar speaks out on importance of participating in 2020 Census Laredo's U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar spoke to constituents at the Joe A. Guerra Public Library on Tuesday about the importance of participating in the 2020 Census. "In order to continue receiving necessary federal funds for both public and private projects, it is vital that everyone in Laredo receive and complete the U.S. Cens... Read more »

LAREDO MORNING TIMES:Report: TMC failed to inform stakeholders, assess impact of relocation from Laredo to San Antonio

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Report: TMC failed to inform stakeholders, assess impact of relocation from Laredo to San Antonio · IMAGE 1 OF 30 The Texas Migrant Council, TMC, Board of Directors discuss TMC's funding on Saturday afternoon at the TMC corporate offices. A monitoring review conducted by the Administration for Children and Families states that the Teaching and Mentoring Communities board of directors failed to inf... Read more »

What's next for the old HEB and Mercy building (video in link below)

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What's next for the old HEB and Mercy building (video in link below) LAREDO, Texas (KGNS) The discussion was meant to find possible solutions to some local buildings that are no longer in use. Several federal agencies toured the old Mercy Hospital and the downtown HEB building to give the city suggestions on how to address the old buildings. After touring the buildings, the U.S. Department of Hous... Read more »

LAREDO MORNING TIMES: Students in Laredo, South Texas at risk after President Donald Trump ends DACA program

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Students in Laredo, South Texas at risk after President Donald Trump ends DACA program By ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program on Tuesday, President Donald Trump has subjected nearly 800,000 young immigrants — many who have lived in the U.S. since they were young children — to deportation. More than 120,000 Texans have received two-year renewable work permits and reprieves fro... Read more »

RIO GRANDE GUARDIAN:DACA recipients: We may have to go back in the shadows

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DACA recipients: We may have to go back in the shadows PHARR, RGV – Community groups held a protest outside Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office in Pharr Tuesday morning in response to the rescindment of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Paxton was targeted after he, with nine other state attorneys general, threatened legal action if the Trump administration did not... Read more »

LAREDO MORNING TIMES:Congressman Henry Cuellar responds to DACA announcement (video in link below)

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Congressman Henry Cuellar responds to DACA announcement Congressman Cuellar says he does not support the end of DACA and believes that Dreamers can contribute to the country but says congress has the opportunity to save the program. Cuellar says he remains optimistic about Democrats and Republicans working together. Coming up on KGNS News evening Edition, we speak with the president of LULAC about... Read more »

THE MONITOR:Trump administration signals DACA’s end

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Trump administration signals DACA’s end DACA supporters: ‘We’re not going to go back into the shadows’ McALLEN — While clutching her 11-month-old baby boy in one arm and a protest sign in the other, Kathia Ramirez stood outside the office of the Texas Attorney General on Tuesday to boldly express her support of a federal program that’s designed to help her and others like her. Ramirez, a recipient... Read more »

LAREDO MORNING TIMES: Here's where you can donate items in Laredo for Harvey victims

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Here's where you can donate items in Laredo for Harvey victims On Monday, a youth football team, BAYFL Miners, hosted a donation drive for evacuees staying in Laredo. City of Laredo District 7 Councilman George Altgelt facilitated the delivery of over 30 cases of water, bags of dog food, various personal hygiene products, baby items and other miscellaneous items. A donation drive held by the BAYFL... Read more »

LMT ONLINE: 'It's such a punch in the gut': Border wall construction could affect wildlife near Laredo

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Just a month ago, Marianna Treviño-Wright, the executive director of the National Butterfly Center, scoffed at the mere suggestion that President Donald Trump's border wall threatened the 100-acre preserve. Now she isn't so sure. In search of wildlife during a recent stroll through 70 acres of the center, south of a levee that cuts through the property, Treviño-Wright found construction crews clea... Read more »

RADIO AMERICA: Demócratas de Texas se oponen al muro en refugio de la fauna

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Varios legisladores demócratas de Texas desean más detalles sobre los planes preliminares para construir una sección del muro con México en un refugio federal para la fauna, ya que consideran que ello podría dañar gravemente el medio ambiente. Autoridades federales les han dicho a los propietarios de tierras y a funcionarios locales que planean construir el muro en unos cinco kilómetros (tres mil... Read more »